Is Romance Dead?

I guess I’m one of these people who could be called a hopeless romantic, I love the whole concept of romance.

Though nowadays I see less and less of the romance that made the old stories great, the long strolls, dinner dates, that time spent just getting to know someone before you committed to a relationship, followed by the exchange of love letters, cuddling and few more dates.

Seems that people are more interested in a one night stand, no strings attached.

I’m not one to judge, if that’s how you want to spend your time then be my guest.

My issue is the way that society idolizes this culture and isolates those who don’t partake in it, now I have no issue with having fun, go out, drink, enjoy yourselves, but remember that’s not everyone’s cup of tea and you shouldn’t penalize them for it.

Being a non-drinker I’ve been on the receiving end of this criticism time and time again and in regards to casual sex it’s way out of my ball park I’d never feel comfortable doing such a thing, but with the way women are perceived I find myself doubting people, I doubt their intentions, it’s just a niggling thought at the back of mind, the ‘what if’ that’s all they’re after?  I can’t do that to myself, call me old fashioned but that’s my personal choice and I want to be respected for that.

I want to go out, have fun, enjoy myself too, I want to meet new people, I want to date, but not by today’s standards, it seems that an old fashioned relationship is too much to ask. I’m sure there are girls and guys in the same position as me, and they may have different reasons, different worries, but regardless of who they are, they deserve to be respected for their life choices.

I’ve always been told that there are people out there, and yeah, there are people out there, meeting them’s the problem, where can I meet someone when this country’s drinking and club culture is the main attraction, so what’s left for us? Not much I’m afraid, and those classic romantic romantic gestures just don’t fit in to the fast paced day of modern man, and personally I think it’s a shame.


“whatever happened to chivalry? Does it only exist in 80’s movies? I want John Cusack holding a boombox outside my window. I wanna ride off on a lawnmower with Patrick Dempsey. I want Jake from Sixteen Candles waiting outside the church for me. I want Judd Nelson thrusting his fist into the air because he knows he got me. Just once I want my life to be like an 80’s movie, preferably one with a really awesome musical number for no apparent reason. But no, no, John Hughes did not direct my life.” – “Easy A”




3 thoughts on “Is Romance Dead?

  1. Layla says:

    Reblogged this on Easy Dating Exposed and commented:
    Romance is not dead !

  2. […] Reblogged from The Ramblings of One of Many: […]

  3. Peter Alexander Vaughn says:

    Romance isn’t dead, but true romantics may be. Or else they’re in a coma because they are exceedingly rare. We live in the aeon of narcissus, today it’s all about “me”. And in order to be a true romantic it must be about the other person.

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