The global dating revolution
During those good old days, Carroll Countians “would attend dances, plays, drive-in theaters, go on hay rides, or even meet prospective suitors at church activities,” explains Tom Gordon, marketing director for the Historical Society of Carroll County.“Previous generations would send letters and cards to those they courted.
“Factor in men buying women dinner or paying for movies and the pressures women might have felt as a result. Linda Semu, an associate professor of sociology who teaches and researches on love and marriage/global social change.That time was not just fly-by time, but hours invested enjoying meals together, card games and rich conversations.Any stigma over online dating has slowly evaporated over the years.15 percent of Americans admit to having used online dating, and 5 percent of those who are married or committed long-term relationships stating they met their spouse online.
Many young people dating would go out in groups together or all visit at a friend’s home.” Dating eased into courtship and courtship, ideally, bloomed into marriage.