Aspects of Dating in the 21st Century

I recently ran across a rather genuine post on a particular dating adventure, which inspired this post.

Most of us old timers remember a time when we were introduced by a friend, colleague, that ever so nagging relative as our eyes rolled thinking to ourselves, give it a rest, perhaps seeing eye candy at the grocery store or bookstore, perhaps a social function held at a park, church or even at a Halloween city event to the college we attended. There were certain rules about dating back then, respect, manners, opening the door, pulling the chair out, taking one’s hat off, nothing extremely hard to do. That was then though.

The 21st Century being the Electronic age of vast Social Media platforms, one has many avenues to choose from these days. We got Match to light some fires among too many to list for this purpose; we even now have Facebook with their Zoosk App that started in 2011 to use when trying to find a date or casual hookup like the one many do with Adult friend finder that shows some rather explicit photos whether real or not.

What happened to manners, and what happened to decent people?

Maybe it’s a generation of new attitudes towards dating, maybe it’s hearing vulgar talk when getting out of church from around the corner, maybe certain video games have created this attitude,  perhaps certain Social Apps might promote rudeness, I have read many articles from personal blogs to Huffington post write ups, have heard horror stories  from the youth of the new generation that have taken off their training wheels facing the vast world head-on like most of us had to take our training wheels off years ago. We know it is a tough bitter world out there and sometimes just downright cold- blooded at times, but do we need to forsake politeness and manners when speaking to the opposite sex?

On a side note, in the past when we went on dates we talked to the other person while making that eye contact, but today with some of the younger couples I see and some older couples are palming their smartphones and when one is eating the other is texting or Face booking. I will quote Bill Engvall here, “Here’s your sign”

The prompt for this post can be found here from Jordan.

The Plan

While I reflect on certain options due to misfortune, as the mighty troll takes the ill gray far away to a distant land in hopes of renewed life or to meet with Mr. Reaper, When Tuesday comes, judgement will come.

In the mean time, I will leave you this.

As you have noticed I decided to reblog a few sites, This does take some time because I read them all to the end and reflect as to the point that the writer is trying to get across with me always analysing things to death. Meaning I go over them again even when the weeds are already pulled. It’s just me -not you.

The plan:

When I first started this blog, I focused on my family history (genealogy) with some recipes thrown in, yet I have noticed that the recipes and recent poems have done very well. I am very happy about that and grateful to all who follow, liked and or commented. I thank you and appreciate all of you. I am not just saying this for this is the truth.

So, the itinerary if you liked to think of it that way. I will continue the poems whether about love, true love, the feeling of being wanted and needed, after all don’t we need that from time to time? Some may express death events, some may be quirky.

From time to time I will throw in a post about a new relative that I have found if you don’t mind. I promise to keep those short.

Right now, as I dwell in this hut stuck in this temporary rut,

Allow me to clean my mind from this funk to rid the junk.

As, I will continue to find new blogs to reblog to ease my mind.

In the mean time, I will leave some links here of greatest hits for some of the new followers that may not have seen the poems and to my very first post when I created this about six months ago.

A poem I wrote dedicated to Alison Parker and Adam Ward the two news anchors who were shot and killed.

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Bottom of this one you can see an Easter cake I made a while back while going through therapy on my left arm and hand

Very first post -How I found my brother

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