It used to be that dating was something to be done between two people in some far off tropical paradise. It wasn’t an envelope full of grainy pictures of some obscure tryst. Instead, it was something that could be done with a few strategically chosen words typed on a dating site. It wasn’t even something that required that you were in a relationship anymore. The act of dating was just to find out whether or not you clicked with your date. It used to be something that took at least six months to find out, if you were lucky enough to snag someone.
Now, however, dating has become a blood sport. It’s not a competition to see who can “win” the dating game. No, it’s much more complicated than that. It’s also been made even more difficult by the rise of online dating apps and websites where you can meet older adults in public places like bars and restaurants.
In the past, it wasn’t so much the intention of the person seeking a date to ruin the life of someone else in an effort to get their own dating life off the ground. There are a lot of reasons why someone would be looking to meet someone offline. It could be that they are unhappy in their current marriage or simply find another mentally stimulating partner to share their lives with. For whatever reason, it has definitely been made much harder for everyone to find dates in the way of people who want nothing more in common with them than wanting to have fun in general. Hence, when you are reading this article you will no doubt be hoping that you can cite examples of when dating has gone too far, and how you can know when dating rules need to be modified.