Dating, there are many thoughts that word brings about. Many of us have had both bad and good experiences with dating. Most of us can say that those experiences go back to our teenage years, when we first began dating.
As we developed into a teenager, our maturity evolves and
emerge, as does our experience with dating. Dating, the
inspiring teenage ~thing~ to do, one of life~s greatest
milestones, finally we are into it, girl meets boy or boy
meets girl and suddenly we are thrown into the often
exciting world of dating!
So what is all the hoopla about? In times gone by, courting
was the olden day version of the more modern times dating.
Courting, sort of a catch me if you can type dating scenario
was a societal event. Courting was time to get to know one
another, to develop a friendship before the routine of
a relationship were thrown into the mix. These days we call
it dating, but it is a far cry from the ritualistic courting
that our ancestors were accustomed to. Or is it? Maybe
we are much more open and that openness has become
difference in courting versus dating.
Dating is modern! Dating is hip! Dating is the definition
of hormonal overload! Unfortunately gone are the days
impressing them was the aim of the game; whereas today,
dating is much more complicated than that!
With many avenues of dating available to us today, dating
serves an identifiable purpose to most. Dating is about how
to find your first sexual experience, how to find that life
long partner that you have often dreamt about; dating is
about life experience, an act where it could occur just the
once or could continue for months, often years. Dating could
spark romance or electrify with heartbreak.
So how do we go about attracting a date? Dating services
everywhere. Every roadside billboard lists web based dating
services, every evening television advertisement mentions
dating chat lines, every newspaper has a personal
column, every club offers a speed dating service.
The best thing to do is to get a clear picture of what it
is you are wanting in the way of a relationship. Keep
that vision in mind and be alert to how synchronicity
brings you opportunities for the right person to show up!
The author has been through all the "normal" ways of
meeting people, including blind dates. Her motto is: "dating
should be done with your eyes wide open", instead of
closed with your fingers crossed and hoping for the best.
She has taught many people to get clear about what they
are looking for in regards to a potential mate.
Carmella Difonzo is passionate about dating and
is the webmaster of FAS Dating