How the dating scene has changed

How the dating scene has changed

The dating scene has come a long way over the last 40 to 50 years. The ways that people meet and get to know each other have changed dramatically. In my opinion, most of the changes are a positive thing, but there are some negatives in there too. I wanted to explore how the dating scene has changed and what it means for those of us looking for love.

Dating 50 years ago

I want to go back to a time before I was born. 50 years ago would have been around the time that my parents were dating. 50 years doesn’t sound like a long time in the grand scheme of things. But in the dating world, an awful lot has changed in that time.

50 years ago, the dating world was still very much a traditional one. Things would pretty much always happen in the same way:

  1. Boy meets girl
  2. Boy asks girl out
  3. They date
  4. Get engaged
  5. Get married
  6. Have children

It really was a very traditional time. I know for my parents this really was the pattern they followed. The dating scene hadn’t really changed for many years before!

Modern dating

Dating has changed an awful lot over the last few years. The changes are mainly down to advances in technology.

The most modern way to meet somebody is through a dating app. With these apps, you can “vet” somebody and find out really intimate details about them without ever actually meeting them. There’s something really great about that, but I also think that it does take away a lot of the human touch too.

As well as dating apps, there are lots of other ways to meet people online too. There has been a rise in the number of free dating sites recently, making it a great option for those of us on a tight budget.

Dating sites such as allow you to dip your toe into the dating world when you’re perhaps feeling a little anxious or lacking confidence. They’re also perfect for those leading busy lives. In modern times, we tend to work longer hours than ever before, leaving us a really limited amount of time for our social lives. Dating websites mean that you can actually start to get to know somebody without leaving the house. This also makes it perfect for the many single parents trying to get back into the dating world too.

The dating scene has changed an awful lot over the last 50 years. In some ways, I think it’s a shame that we’ve lost some of the personal touches. Meeting somebody online doesn’t give you that same first impression as a face to face meeting. But the internet is a fabulous thing. Online dating makes our lives so much easier in so many ways. Given the choice, I wouldn’t go back to how things were fifty years ago. What do you think about the modern dating world? Would you go back to the more traditional ways or does online dating make your life easier?

*This is a collaborative post.

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