Why Modern Dating Doesn't Work
In Defence of Traditional Courtship
Dating has become the primary model that people use to seek that special someone. This new-age form of courtship has become the mainstream method of seeking love because it is fast, convenient, low-commitment, and seemingly more accessible. However, it has undoubtedly brought upon many new forms of hurt, such as being ghosted, becoming desensitised to novelty, and committing infidelities easier and more secretively.
More tragically, habitual dating causes us to lose the ability to have deep, meaningful conversations with new encounters because it dulls our ability to savour the goodness we find in people — in a market where everyone is looking for love at the end of the day, both suitors and their pursuits discount the value of being together because the romantic dilemma is no longer ‘which option should I pick?’, rather, ‘how many options ca…
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