We’ve come a long way since the Stone Ages. Especially in the field of romance. Though there are many practices that women wish could be revived, some are best left to lie with our predecessors. So, what isn’t romantic anymore?
No disrespect meant towards cultures that still use this practice, but it is very hard to imagine a marriage without love. Sure some couples lose that flame down the line. However, having to commit to lifelong bond with a person whom you only have a platonic relationship with can make any blossoming beauty shrivel up to a bitter bitch.
To clarify, I mean not being able to show interest, let alone talk to each other—at all—without first being formally introduced by a third party or chaperone. Imagine running into Ryan Gosling prima his budding acting career and not being able to say hi. I would chew my arm off.
It may sound as though I’m completely thrash talking the past, but with the bad comes the good. There are a lot of things that modern day men can learn from men of the past. Chivalry, for one. And of course, don’t be afraid to express your admiration when courting or–as we call it now—dating.
Gentlemen, brush out those suits and ties. There are many ladies waiting to be wooed.