“At 10 pm, I hadn’t heard from him,” said Ms. Silver, 30, who wore her favourite skinny black jeans.
Finally, at 10:30, he sent a text message. “Hey, I’m at Pub & Kitchen, want to meet up for a drink or whatever?” he wrote, before adding, “I’m here with a bunch of friends from college.”
Turned off, she fired back a text message, politely declining. But in retrospect, she might have adjusted her expectations. “The word ‘date’ should almost be stricken from the dictionary,” Ms. Silver said. “Dating culture has evolved to a cycle of text messages, each one requiring the code-breaking skills of a cold war spy to interpret.”
These quotes come from a piece on modern dating by Alex Williams run in the New York Times. In the article, Williams laments the “death of courtship” and the deep implications the “hook-up culture” has had for romance.