One of the conventions they put a new spin on, and consequently revolutionize, is the idea and practice of dating.The 1950's set up precedents in dating that led to what many consider "normal" dating today.Since most young adults will marry, the process employed in finding a husband and wife is still considered courtship.However, an extra layer, what we call "dating," has been added to the process of courting.Hollywood would have us believe that they are romantic, misunderstood and - even if we leave them for another man - likely to move to Tennessee and build us a house on a lake with blue shutters and await our return.But how do daters in the UK actually differ from daters in the US?If you are familiar with computer programming terminology, you can liken dating to a sub-routine that has been added to the system of courtship.
And overall, I found them swaggering, careerist, and utterly terrified of commitment.ORIGINS OF DATING Dating is definitely an "American phenomenon." Few other countries carry on this practice with as much fervor as Americans do.Then again, few other countries have the same social conditions as America.One of the most obvious changes was that it multiplied the number of partners (from serious to casual) an individual was likely to have before marriage.So one important point to understand right up front (and about which many inside and outside the church are confused) is that we have not moved a dating system into our courtship system. It's one of those words with which most people are familiar, but have vastly differing opinions of what it means. It summons visions of men women with small tokens of affection and asking their hand in marriage on bended knee.