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Friendly gathering or pending romance? Dating and hanging out look alike these days

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  • Crisco B Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 24, 2014 11:48 p.m.

    I think that this article is a good indication that indeed trends are changing. The paradigm is shifting towards a more efficient smorgasbord of options, allowing one to be more exact in exactly how they view the world. We must never lament the fact that somehow "traditional" dating is no longer in vogue. The same with child brides.

  • george of the jungle goshen, UT
    Jan. 26, 2014 9:40 a.m.

    Romance, imagination and the anticipation is missing.

  • Jamescmeyer Midwest City, USA, OK
    Jan. 27, 2014 9:07 a.m.

    So -that-'s the problem! I've been looking for ladies, but there are simply no ladies or gentlemen anymore, just a bunch of teenagers and young adults!

    I know being casual and relaxed is what people find more comfortable, but I'm stuck on the other end; being polite and personal comes naturally to me, and I find texting and facebook distancing and hard to read emotionally.

  • BostonLDS Salt lake City, UT
    Jan. 27, 2014 4:10 p.m.

    I've had to "break up" with two people who thought we were dating, whereas I thought we were just friends... it's confusing! I'm so glad I'm married now... much less stress.