Whenever the man I am dating says, “I’m old school”, I tend to brace myself for the worse. Sadly, I expect to hear a long diatribe about the problem with single women today. What can I say? I’ve been burned with that lead-in before and I rarely hear anything good come after that.
Imagine my surprise recently, when “I’m old school” was followed by “It’s my role as the man to care about how you feel and protect you as best as I can” *blink* I know, I needed a moment – like seriously!
It is really refreshing to hear a guy talk about the most appealing part of old school dating, the part I don’t cringe over: emotional support and protection. Listen, throw in handsome looks and you have my boyfriend/husband/life partner prototype.
Is it possible to have a nice balance of old school and new school dating? Could I get a man to call my land line phone, come over to my place and pick me up for a date? How great would it be to get through an entire evening without a man staring at my cleavage?
I’m sure the men can appreciate a woman not looking at her phone no less than 38 times an hour. He could probably be thrilled to have a conversation that does not begin with, “What do you do?” too.
What has happened to the way we court and woo one another?
Do you consider yourself old school? Are you big on tradition? How does it impact your dating experiences on the modern dating scene in Atlanta?
By Wise Diva, Misadventures in Atlanta Dating Blog