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Should courting make a comeback?

I am sorry to be the bearer of bad news, people. Apparently, that thing single people do with each other is not courting. You can blame it on friends with benefits, hooking up on the first date, and technology. These are a few of the things that get in the way of good old fashioned courting.

I was at a taping of a new show, Verses and Flow, that is going to be airing soon, hosted by Hill Harper. I was chatting with a photographer who was an older gentleman. He mentioned that his son should have been there to meet a nice lady. He said he has tried to show his son that courting a woman is still necessary.

I began to think about the last couple of times I met a guy and how he asked me out. How we communicated and how things got started. Things have changed since the days of courting, but so much else has too. Should courting make a comeback? Is there room for courting? Are there benefits to it?

What do you think the difference is between courting and dating? Or is there really a difference at all?

By Wise Diva, Misadventures in Atlanta Dating Blog

236 comments Add your comment

Willie Dynamite

September 15th, 2011
4:04 pm

Leggs – you know you my girl.

Swiss – Its not just you. At an All-inclusive, 1st day (even tho you don’t have to) I tip the bartenders a lil sumthin and let them know how I like what i like. if they don’t comply then i go your route and just order extra. Usually the bartenders have the hookup on EVERYTHING under the sun. They are my best friends.

Fion

September 15th, 2011
4:05 pm

@Leggs
you got me wrong. I’m not opposed to that at all. But it’s got to be real.

Leggs

September 15th, 2011
4:05 pm

Excellent point, swiss. That’s why, stay on your ps and qs. :wink:

Leggs

September 15th, 2011
4:06 pm

So why you say you that knocks you out of the running?

1 + 1 = Lion (Leggs/Fion)

September 15th, 2011
4:06 pm

Sounds like a hook-up brewing.

Leggs

September 15th, 2011
4:07 pm

I think I swallowed that shot too fast. Too many “you’s

Once again, why do you say that knocks you out of the running?

Fion

September 15th, 2011
4:08 pm

I was kidding Leggs. Just being my regular funny self.

Friend or Foe

September 15th, 2011
4:08 pm

@All: Courting will never go out of style.

Leggs

September 15th, 2011
4:08 pm

I’m not on here playing games (except when we all are playing).

i'm swiss™

September 15th, 2011
4:08 pm

Fion — It’s all free. Well, already paid for, anyway. They just seem to want to skimp on the liquor sometimes. And I’d rather just order the extra shots than tip more. Then again, I’m a cheap b@st@rd. :lol:

Leggs

September 15th, 2011
4:09 pm

@Fion ~ stop dangling carrots, get scared when you get a bite and bury it. LOLOLOL…

Fion

September 15th, 2011
4:11 pm

The last time I was in the DR (2-yrs). All the topshelf liquor was not included.

Fion

September 15th, 2011
4:14 pm

@Leggs
Whatz wrong baby. No need to treat me that way.

Leggs

September 15th, 2011
4:16 pm

:lol: Everything is cool. Thought I was onto a blog romance with you coming to give me that much needed massage.

i'm swiss™

September 15th, 2011
4:17 pm

Fion — Yeah, it can vary depending on the place. We went a little cheaper this time than we have in the past & it really showed in the food. Best combination of good drinks & food I’ve run across so far is the place called Half Moon in Montego Bay. I would have gained about 20 pounds that week, but between it being 8000 degrees by 8am everyday and it being our honeymoon, all the booze and food got sweated out. :lol: And the rum punch there is heavy on the rum & light on the punch. :D :lol:

Sassy Me...I'm on my level...yeah ;-)

September 15th, 2011
4:18 pm

does anyone else also order an extra shot or 2 of the primary liquor in whatever drink you ordered so you can dump the extra shot in & make the drink sufficiently strong?

I do it when I’m having a mixed cocktail…or I’ll order a Heiny and get a shot of Crown on the side.

Courting will never go out of style.

ditto…

1 + 1 = Lion (Leggs/Fion)

September 15th, 2011
4:18 pm

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh sookie sookie nah!

stop dangling carrots, get scared when you get a bite and bury it. LOLOLOL…

Whatz wrong baby. No need to treat me that way.

Fion

September 15th, 2011
4:19 pm

“you coming to give me that much needed massage.”

Great day in the Monin’. Is 8:30 to early????

SlimUno

September 15th, 2011
4:20 pm

I need some dinner ideas…I have no idea what I have a taste for. Any thoughts?

Leggs

September 15th, 2011
4:21 pm

Yes, I’m already at my desk!!!!

1 + 1 = Lion (Leggs/Fion)

September 15th, 2011
4:21 pm

Move faster Fion. 8:30 today is snoozing and 8:30 tomorrow is too late.

Fion

September 15th, 2011
4:22 pm

@Slim
Blackened Salmon, Steamed Broccoli .

1 + 1 = Lion (Leggs/Fion)

September 15th, 2011
4:22 pm

Hit her up at fo thurty

SlimUno

September 15th, 2011
4:25 pm

Fion – The beau doesn’t do fish…

Fion

September 15th, 2011
4:28 pm

ok, Spaghetti “O’s.

Leggs

September 15th, 2011
4:30 pm

Make a meatloaf. Season your tomatoe paste, when loaf is almost done, pour sauce over it topped with blended shredded cheese. If you like, before loaf is halfway done, put 2-3 strips of bacon on top….then do the sauce, then cheese. Just a thought.

SlimUno

September 15th, 2011
4:32 pm

SlimUno

September 15th, 2011
4:33 pm

I was saying wack to spaghetti O’s…

Leggs – I haven’t done a meatloaf in a while so maybe i’ll consider that. Thanks ;-)

Leggs

September 15th, 2011
4:34 pm

meatloaf, mashed potatoes and those nasty green peas people insist goes with potatoes. An old school meal…

SlimUno

September 15th, 2011
4:38 pm

It’s so funny you said that because that’s one veggie I can get the beau to eat (Sweet Peas) :lol: He is really a meat and potato kinda guy. When I’m not there, he’ll go get a rotisserie chicken from Publix and some rice and that’ll be all he eats.

Leggs

September 15th, 2011
4:51 pm

Good night everyone!

The smallest kindness is worth more than the greatest intention.

Peace~

Celisea

September 15th, 2011
5:15 pm

Not a lot going on here today I see. Seems like I can’t get in until late these days….slammmed with work

Celisea

September 15th, 2011
5:16 pm

Not late late…I ain’t working NO MO overtime :evil:

Celisea

September 15th, 2011
5:16 pm

Don’t get nixed by “overtime” I make more than I did when I was salaried.

Nobody needs to know that though right??

Celisea

September 15th, 2011
5:17 pm

Talking to and by myself

Oh well

Kirk

September 15th, 2011
10:40 pm

I’ve noticed that of all the AJC blogs, this one has more of a clubby feel-especially in the morning, so I think I’ll wait to chime in until much much later. To agree with the question suggests that we think of courting in the past tense. I’m all for it.