Flowers and chocolate, romantic walks by the beach, watching the sunset side by side, champagne and quoted lines from Shakespeare’s love poems — these are usually the images associated with old-fashioned romance. Even though many people still yearn for this kind of courtship, one cannot deny that technology has also changed the way we woo each other. Instead of sending your beloved your heart’s song penned down on perfumed paper, you can now send him text messages or emails. Instead of setting up a rendezvous in a blossoming courtyard, you can meet him in a local pub or even skip to the chase and meet in a hotel room.
Now, the question: Is one way of dating necessarily “better” than another? Can they be combined? We asked some of our members here in AffairsandDating.co.uk, and her are the results.
Vintage Romance – Still a winner?
Many of our members still like Clark Gable, Audrey Hepburn and the all the glitter and glamour of old Hollywood romance. Are you one of them? Don’t be embarrassed – there are still plenty of romantics like yourself! Don’t listen to anyone who calls you old-fashioned or advises you to “get with the times”. There is nothing wrong with looking back at the past and longing for the standards that our parents (and grand grandparents) used. And why wouldn’t we? Back then, couples really knew what romance was. For instance, if a guy was really interested in a girl, he would visit with her almost every night bringing gifts – sometimes not just for her, but also for her family. He would even endure many months of “no hanky panky” until everything was “official.” Notes were well thought out and written buy hand, and often delivered personally. Phone calls were lingering – absolutely no shortened text messages!
Modern Love – Online dating
However, a bigger percentage of our membership said that they prefer “modern” romance, driven by technology. Are the kind of person that appreciates the efficiency and instant-ness of emails, text messages, MMS, and online dating? Do you find yourself cringing at old-fashioned flowers, love songs and slow dancing? If this sounds like you, then you are one of almost an entire generation. After all, even though love letters are still nice and all, emails are just more convenient. It’s much easier to synchronize dating schedules, express admiration, and even booty-call someone with a few clicks.
Another advantage of online dating and other modern romance methods is that it allows you to test the waters and find flings without investing too much time and effort. Here in AffairsandDating.co.uk, for example, you can meet people you find attractive, email them a little, and see how things go. You need not spend for a dinner out just to see if you have a connection with someone.
Whether you are looking for a serious, meaningful, sunset-and-champagne kind of relationship or you simply want to find someone to hook up with this weekend, our site is the perfect destination for you. Become a member now and see like minded daters looking for fun.