With each generation new norms are created. The way we date has changed drastically over the years. Whatever happened to true courtship? Let’s take a look at some old-fashioned dating trends we should seriously consider bringing back!
Getting picked up at the door.
Bringing flowers or a small gift to show affection.
Dressing up for the date.
Asking someone out on a real date, and asking in person.
Opening the car door for your date.
Properly introducing your date if you run into friends while out.
Focusing on each other rather than electronics. Having real one-on-one time together.
Asking permission and being clear about intentions.
Having limited contact and set-in-stone plans – today texting changes everything!
Making small romantic gestures like writing love letters.
Moving slowly, and enjoying the courtship.
Not only can we learn a lot from throwing it back to how people used to court, we can also get some great date ideas! It’s time to put technology away, and enjoy some good old-fashioned fun!
Take a drive out of the city and go star gazing.
Go to a drive-in movie or a movie in the park.
Hit a casual old-fashioned diner for burgers and milkshakes.
Find a roller rink and go roller skating.
Go dancing or take dance lessons. Skip the club and learn how to either ballroom or square dance.
Take a romantic carriage ride.
Enjoy a throwback to your childhood and spend the afternoon in an arcade – there’s nothing wrong with a little friendly competition!
Take a walk in the park and share an ice cream cone.
Spend the night at home and break out the board games.
Hit a local fair, enjoy some cotton candy and take a romantic ride on the Ferris wheel.
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Whether you are in a committed relationship or just starting out, don't let the pressure of Valentine's Day get you down. The truth is most of us don't know how to tackle Valentine's Day and make it through without any disappointment or broken hearts.
Luckily, our team here at It's Just Lunch has debunked some of the most notorious myths of this romantic holiday in order to help you make the most of it this February 14th.
It's okay to skip the day entirely. Even though Valentine's Day is so hyped up, it's important to make sure your significant other feels special during the Valentine's Day buzz. You don't have to overdo it but make sure to do something that shows you care.
You don't have to celebrate. We encourage you to do something to celebrate but who says it has to be on February 14th? That's so overdone. Pick a day and customize your Valentine's Day so that it makes sense for your relationship.
Always do a fancy dinner. While almost 50% of women would like to go out to dinner at a nice restaurant on Valentine's Day, the busy PDA filled restaurants may be more stressful than romantic. Try a special dinner at home or a wine night—something that gives you the opportunity to spend some quality time together.
You have to exchange gifts. It is not mandatory that you exchange gifts on Valentine's Day, especially if you are in a new relationship. Just make sure to discuss it before so there are no surprises. Sometimes the best gift for a new relationship is spending time together and doing something simple such as staying in and cooking dinner.
Singles should stay in. Wrong! Get out there and have some fun. In fact, more than 50% of people out that night are single. You never know who you may meet unless you put yourself out there. And if you don't feel like mingling with the love birds, do something special for yourself that day such as a massage or manicure.
The single most important thing to remember on Valentine's Day is to keep the pressure off. It's a holiday created to celebrate LOVE in all shapes and forms, don't make it more stressful than it needs to be!