Many people use technology to make their lives more convenient and much easier. Technological revolution has touched upon many areas of human lives and dating also underwent considerable changes over the years. Traditional dating is a way of meeting a person face-to-face in order to get to know each other better. This can be asking for a coffee, going to the cinema, restaurant, etc. The process of conventional dating itself is more romantic if compared it to modern dating , when one searches for a partner on-line, chats and everything happens in front of a computer screen only. One of the disadvantages of the conventional dating is the fact that you practically know nothing about the person you are going to meet.
Dating is a stage of romantic relationships in humans whereby two people meet socially with the aim of each assessing the other's suitability as a prospective partner in an intimate relationship. It is a form of courtship , consisting of social activities done by the couple, either alone or with others. The protocols and practices of dating, and the terms used to describe it, vary considerably from country to country and over time. While the term has several meanings, the most frequent usage refers to two people exploring whether they are romantically or sexually compatible by participating in dates with the other. With the use of modern technology, people can date via telephone or computer or meet in person.
Dating, from casual to serious, is likely to involve romance and sexual activity, which distinguishes it from social outings between people who consider themselves merely friends Newman It is related to two broader processes— courtship and mate selection. Historically, the term courtship has been applied to situations where the intent to marry was explicit and referred to the socializing between young adults on the path to marriage Rothman The term mate selection refers to how we choose someone to marry and involves structural and social factors such as the nature of the "marriage market" the persons from among whom we select our partners , and considerations such as age, race, class, education, religion, and cultural ideas Schwartz and Scott
Traditional dating pattern sociology. Sherri Black, 39 years old. The purpose of our project was to better understand dating patterns in college age students. Dating is an activity that most college age students are engaged in or are at least interested in. We chose a questionnaire with these questions: Please list the top five characteristics that attract others to you; Please list the top five characteristics that you are attracted to in others; Why Do You Date?