08 June 2009

Neo-Romaticism Plz

Seeing as how both NPR and The New York Times have produced stories on how the young people prefer just "hooking up" to dating can we now officially consider this trend/cultural shift officially passe? Can the backlash please begin? Can we bring back dates please? And more importantly DOUBLE DATES! and if at all possible drive-in movies.
For your reference:
Sex Without Intimacy: No Dating, No Relationships by Brenda Wilson
The Times:
The Demise of Dating By Charles M. Blow

Also can I call for a moratorium on the use of the term "hanging out" to mean anything vaguely sexual. Aren't there enough vague terms for that sort of thing without sullying the reputation of the phrase "hanging out". From now on "hanging out" goes back to meaning spending time together but does not in any way mean that smooching was involved (i.e. "Johnny's been "hanging out" with Sally." "ooooh? Hanging out? or
hanging out, hanging out?" ) NO MORE!

p.s. Can we also bring back "Do you like me? check 'yes' or 'no'" notes.


me melodia said...

I couldn't agree more.

Rachel said...

agreed. god i haven't been on a date in like 6 months!

K @ Blog Goggles said...

I bet if enough of us start writing about neo-romanticism on blogs, the NYTimes will eventually figure it out and write a piece on how "everyone's dating these days." You just have to give them six months or so :)

Vanessa said...

I had this really cool dance card thingy that was super tiny, from like the 1900s or something...it said in the middle of it, "May I.C.U. home?" and then on one side it said "Yes!" with a drawing of a couple walking under a parasol, and on the other side it said "NO!" with a single MITTEN. Trevor set something with some packaging tape on top of it and ripped most of the front of it off.