Online dating has changed the way a lot of us feel about dating. Whether you have used it or not, there is a good chance that you know someone who has. In this new dating era with technology as the conduit, it may be worthwhile to consider what the courtship rules are. Are these courtship rules the same as when we meet someone through real life channels? In a lot of ways, they are.
Roles By Gender
It is not too far-fetched to say that in today’s world, gender roles are not as clearly defined as they used to be. There are women who support the household now while their hobbies take care of the children. There are women who take the initiative to approach men from time to time in different social events. Hence, gender roles are not as well defined as before.
Indeed, there have been changes in the way we meet each other. Gender roles have been deconstructed and rebuilt. All of that is true. However, we are still a traditional society at heart. We still have certain expectations of what each gender should do during the courtship process.
Online Dating Courtship Rules
For the most part, it is still men who are expected to make the approach on online dating sites. Hence, the traditional courtship rules still apply. Some men make the mistake of thinking that since we have come so far with deconstructing traditional gender roles, women would take more initiative to make contact on an online dating site. Some do but the majority don’t.
To make online dating work for you, you have to realize that old traditions of courtship still apply. You will have to be proactive on the dating site in contacting women. In the end, online dating is a numbers game. The more effort you put into it, the more you get out of it.