A picture emerges that’s recurring and boring. What I’ve found is perhaps not scientific, but it’s nonetheless real. Common traits are heard with dizzying frequency: drunkenness/substance abuse; porn, porn and more porn; controlling and un-communicative behavior; major loutiness; anger issues; lack of curiosity about the greater world around them; and Deceit. That last one sticks in my damn craw. Even while I’m guilty of it.
“Courting” is as dead as the land line telephone, over which men and women used to converse for hours not so freaking long ago. Wooing the girl, dressing up, being on time, actually making plans, finding out what interests her — all have gone the way of the Dodo.