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Culture Challenge of the Week: The End of Courtship

jmg11 Wrote: Jan 29, 2013 7:06 PM
Ha, ha, ha, yeah, I remember when we used to say, "The sample was ample." Kinda crude but impossible to misinterpret. I can still hear it, "Mmmooooooooooooooooo!!!"

Most parents hope that their children will grow to adulthood and find and marry a good spouse. But it’s becoming increasingly difficult for young adults to date in ways that lay a solid foundation for a strong marriage.

A recent New York Times article, “The End of Courtship,” portrays Millennials as a group bent on “subverting the rules of courtship.” Style columnist Alex Williams begins his article with this real-life scenario: a guy asks a girl out on what she assumes is a date - but instead of showing up, the guy texts her at 10:30pm asking her to...