Has new age dating gotten so out of hand that something as vulgar as What Dat Mouf Do, is considered a compliment? I know that we are living in the age of online dating, speed dating, and swiping left or right. But, when did vulgar comments left on an Instagram or Facebook pictures take place of showing actual interest? What is even worse are the women who are welcoming these types of comments by setting what is now known as thirst traps.
Thirst Trap definition: Any statement or picture used to intentionally create attention or “thirst.” Woman on Twitter: Who wants to come over and put me to sleep? (Thirst Trap).
Long gone are the days of handwritten notes saying, “Do you like me? Check yes, no or maybe.” Even those days fail in comparison to the days of the “real courting” our parents did; when an interested man showed interest in the woman he was pursuing and instead of writing a note, in most instances, actually talked to her with the hope of getting to know her and possibly taking her on a date.
Now, this isn’t one of those, “the newer generation doesn’t know anything” posts. Rather, this is an observation on how the mindset, when it comes to dating, has changed. Just think, there used to be a time when you could express interest in someone, and assuming you weren’t being creepy, you would not be labeled thirsty. Not so much now. And that isn’t to say that showing interest is thirsty. But, I guess due to the lack of quality suitors that know how to approach the opposite sex respectfully anything can be considered thirsty.
So, tell me, do you think has caused this shift in expressing interest as well as the changes in dating habits?
Talk to me, I’ll talk back.