The Problem With Modern Dating
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The Problem With Modern Dating

Why does pop culture have such a large effect on our relationships?

The Problem With Modern Dating

In the generation of "on fleek" and selfies, I'm a little sick of these silly slang terms and misconceptions associated with dating and relationships. I may be a little old-fashioned, but I enjoy male chivalry and classic dating stereotypes.

No, I'm not your "bae."

I'm sorry what is this? Bae? Some say it stands for "before anyone else," other say its a shortened version of "babe." Yeah, let's try again. Call your significant other darling, sweetheart, honey, any sweet nickname, but please, don't call me bae.

Netflix and chill? How about dinner and a movie?

Whatever happened to the previous stereotypical date that included a date and a movie? This doesn't even mean you have to actually go out! Just get a Redbox and make dinner or order a pizza. "Netflix and chill" is just over-assuming what's actually gonna happen. And newsflash: A lot of girls actually enjoy seeing the movie.

"Ride or die"? That's a bit dramatic.

Oh, please tell me more about how you've been dating for two weeks but would die for each other.

No one actually cares on Facebook.

Sure, it's adorable the first or second time you post how much you love one another in the beginning of your newly blossomed relationship. Even Grandma gets annoyed if she sees your PDA five times in one week on Facebook. And that's not an exaggeration.

Put your phone down when you're on a date!

When did "dates" go out of style? I strongly believe anything can be a date, but why does nobody use the actual term? Regardless of what you call it, I swear you can stay off your phone for an hour without the world ending. Stop texting, get off Twitter, and just pay attention to your date.

Your sex life is nobody else's business but your own.

If you're a virgin, great. If you're not, great. It is not my business how "far" you've gone, so there's no need to publicize it.

You can be a feminist and still appreciate male chivalry.

I'm a strong believer of women's rights and gender equality, but that doesn't mean my boyfriend suddenly can't hold the door open for me or help me carry my bags. It's not called being sexist, it's called being polite.

Not only is it classy, but your relationship will be much more satisfying if you follow the "older" ways. Don't let pop culture effect your mannerisms. Dating isn't about being cool or popular, but just about you and your significant other. Please just put your phone down and actually enjoy each other's company.

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