A couple of weeks ago I read an article in the New York Times titled “The End of Courtship “(http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/13/fashion/the-end-of-courtship.html?pagewanted=all). Essentially, the article discusses how dating norms have changed due to the social norms and economic uncertainty. I think the economic strife facing many single adults play a much more critical role in the courtship process than social norms. Now, I am no expert on courtship because I have not been in the “Courtship” game for sometime because I am married. In my opinion the art of seduction is a timeless ritual that may change overtime, but I am firm believer that courtship is an essential part of the relationship and even though it may change the opposite sex still wants to be romanced.
However, I understand that money may be tight for many 20 and 30 year olds and you have to be creative and use the times to come up with cost effective dates. I think sites such as living social (http://www.livingsocial.com/) and Groupon (http://www.groupon.com/) can assist in the courtship process for young adults strapped for cash.