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Culture Challenge of the Week: The End of Courtship

jrchambers Wrote: Jan 31, 2013 12:33 AM
Go ahead and ask her for a date. All she can do is say no. Don't feel hurt and rejected if she does say no. Ask some other girl. Go for it. Don't be afraid to spend a little money. You won't go broke going to a movie, college basketball game, the zoo, museum, coffee house, break bread somewhere. Go to a bistro. have an interesting conversation........keep it cool. Don't be a cheapskate. Where can you meet her? Stay out of bars. Meet her at the supermarket, shopping center, laundromat. Take a trip to the nearest university. Be introduced by a relative. Why be a slave to online dating? Go for it! "If its' to be......it's up to me." Have fun. Stay sober.

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...