- #347051margaretE602MemberMember since: May 19, 2008
Replies: 56margaretE602 August 9, 2008 at 3:01 pm
With all this ‘speed dating’ and sack hopping, I was wondering if Romance, ‘as I knew it back in the 60s and 70s’, still exists. Sorry, been out of touch for some time, but hope there’s still such a thing as ‘wooing’ one’s date with all the trimmings and getting to know the person before any suggestion of taking it any further, call me ‘old fashion’, but it feels good to be respected and what happened to the date picking you up at the door, don’t know if they still do….enlighten me….hehe.#347053Kari August 10, 2008 at 9:32 am
I’m sure it does, Margaret. Just read all the stories in magazines and newspapers about romantic proposals, etc, etc, young men going to the kind of extremes our boyfriends never thought of when we were young, for their beloveds. In my town, one guy paid for a huge advertisement on the back of a bus with his photo holding an engagement ring and a big sign which read: “( ….forgotten her name!) WILL YOU MARRY ME?”
She said yes!#347055Kari August 10, 2008 at 9:39 am
Just an add-on to this thought, Margaret.
In today’s world I think the girls have upped the bar for the way they want to be treated — thanks partly because of what they see on TV and the movies, & because there’s more competititon out there for the hottest girls (and boys) so they have to step up.
In our day, a hot date was a movie and a stop-in to the local coffee bar or milk bar on the way home. And likely as not, the boy was a rough diamond without a car or any money to “romance” you anyway.
Things have become much more sophisticated and everyone is very picky too. Back in those old days if you dated for more than a couple of months everyone assumed it would lead to a young marriage.#347057margaretE602MemberMember since: May 19, 2008
Replies: 56margaretE602 August 10, 2008 at 6:20 pm
Yep, see your point Karibou,but these days, where do you take your dates?, mostly to Clubs where they dance and drink and party pill pop till day-light, bombed out of their scones. I remember going to Dances like the Orange Hall, Peter Pan and the Winter Gardens in Auks and there was no way that Licquor was allowed, maybe I’m getting too long in the tooth,
but bring back the good old days. I don’t think they’re too picky to-day, just the opposite, everything is handed to them on a platter, from the cradle to the grave, no generation has had so much freedom as the kids to-day…..God you’re not even allowed to smack them to instill a little discipline, but then thats another story.#347059pearlyMemberMember since: July 30, 2006
Replies: 2472pearly August 10, 2008 at 6:47 pm
yes i believe romance still exsists,not everybody goes to pubs clubs .if you are into sports theres events to go to ,movies is another,tramping trips .maybe its got a lot to do with their lifestyle that they go to pubs and clubs..one can still go to pubs and clubs and have a good timne,not everyone stays out till all hours…cheers pearly#347061KeitsMemberMember since: May 27, 2009
Replies: 239Keits May 31, 2009 at 8:31 pm
Is Romance dead?
Well maybe it’s hiding or unwell because nobody has spoken of it here for months and months… How sad!#347063kui70MemberMember since: January 13, 2007
Replies: 2737kui70 June 16, 2009 at 11:01 pm
I don’t know. I think a lot of the magic of romance has vanished due to the speed at which we are living and the general discourtesy of today’s society. It’s true some people go to great lengths to proclaim their love and weddings are real big business these days but it just seems to be for show. I also think young people have so many pressures on them. There are so many ways to send messages and words just seem so cheap. Well, like I said, I don’t know.#347065EmelleMemberMember since: December 5, 2006
Replies: 2388Emelle June 17, 2009 at 6:26 am
The discussion on talk-back was boy-racers.A dear old lady phoned in and suggested they should have nice dances,like they used to in her day,to give the boy racers something to do and get them off the streets.
A nice idea,but can you imagine ?#347067GrownUpsUserMemberMember since: May 12, 2008
Replies: 2482GrownUpsUser June 22, 2009 at 11:27 am
I don’t think it has faded out and ppl can still keep it afloat if they feel comfortable dating like the old days, dining out, picnics at the beach- park or gather some friends and have a pot luck meal at one’s house can have turns changing house for variety.#347069Kari June 26, 2009 at 12:33 am
A great read which you might enjoy is “The Light Fantastic” a book by Georgina White, about the history of dances (“down the hall on a Saturday night”) in New Zealand from colonial days up to recent times. A lot of great illustrations too, and reminisces from people who went to dances & sometimes met their husbands or wives on the dance floor. The library will have it.
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