9/26/2012 11:34 AM
Ever feel like you are the only traditional and old-fashioned one out there? Or like manners are going out of style? You might want to check out today’s twitter trend, #callmeoldfashionedbut. People tweeting on that tag are describing the supposedly old-fashioned romantic things that they value. A few old-fashioned values that singles on the site think should be preserved:
“Call me old-fashioned, but, hand-written love letters are the greatest.”
Putting the time and effort into a hand-written letter lets your honey really know that you care. Plus, it’s a keepsake that they will treasure for years.
“Call me old-fashioned, but, I bring flowers when I take a lady on a date.”
A couple of gorgeous fresh flowers are a fantastic surprise when you arrive to pick her up for a date. Some women feel that flowers on a first date can be a bit much, but, they’re a fantastic gesture for that first date after the two of you have decided to go exclusive.
“Call me old-fashioned, but, texting sucks! Pick up the phone!”
Texting has become, for many people, their preferred method of communication. And, it does have its advantages: texting is unobtrusive, informal, and to the point. It’s a great way to send an address, directions, or confirm the time of dinner reservations. It’s not so great, however, for warm, friendly and personal conversation. Pick up the phone to have a conversation. Hearing each other’s voices and sharing the sort of natural flowing conversation you can have when you can hear one another just can’t be replaced by messages that are 140 characters or less.
“Call me old-fashioned, but, I like to take things slow.”
Online dating, perhaps against all expectations, is actually the best option for people who are a bit old-fashioned and like to take their time in a relationship. First, the wide choice of singles on the site means that you are able to find people who share your values. Second, dating online is often a leisurely process that allows you to savor each stage of the relationship. Most people start by exchanging messages and text chatting, and then, if things feel right, move on to conversations by phone. By the time you meet in person, you will probably know each other quite well.
If you consider yourself old-fashioned, you’re definitely far from alone. Get online and take some time to meet like-minded singles. You just might find the perfect old-fashioned partner for you.