What was meant to be a nice, ‘food coma’-inducing meal at Chipotle Mexican Grill, paired with a pleasant conversation between my boyfriend and I, quickly shifted gears, taking a turn for the worse.
The monster that reared its ugly head this time was the seemingly unassuming, yet ever-lingering debate on dating versus courting.
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Burzumato goes on to explain that dating, as we understand it today, is just an added element to the “system of courtship”.
Dating allows multiple possibilities for a potential spouse, diverting from a cultural, scripted method, to a more “multi-layered, ambiguous system”.
One of the boys at my church’s youth group recently turned 18 years old.
As is commonly done to most ‘men’ this age, the heckling and teasing began shortly after the birthday cake had been cut.