It’s interesting to look at how dating has changed over the years.
Dating in this day and age is bizarre, if not almost surreal.
Texting has taken over phone calls, dates are met online, and much of the excitement and anticipation that used to happen while dating is gone.
Still exciting, but knocked down a notch, for sure.
But no one could have predicted text messaging and the way it would change dating forever. No more need for phone calls, during which meaningful conversations would happen.
Gone are the days of long, late-night phone calls full of flirtation and getting to one another.
There was excitement and anticipation…would he or would he not call?
There were no answering machines or voicemail…not even call waiting.
If you missed the call, you might never know he called.
Then came call waiting and answering machines (I don’t even remember which came first), and our lives were forever altered.
I could talk on the phone while waiting for a call, and could leave the house and still know that someone called!! There was always a lot of anticipation when rushing to check the answering machine upon returning home.
Fast forward a few more years, and then we got cell phones.
Imagine that someone could call you even while you were out!
Now the anticipation was limited simply to whether or not he would call.