New York Times: The End of Courtship?

A couple of weeks ago I read an article in the New York Times titled “The End of Courtship “( 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 ( and Groupon ( can assist in the courtship process for young adults strapped for cash.