Mystery Dating A FEW YEARS AGO, TIRED OF BEING FIXED UP AND OF GOING OUT WITH her girlfriends, a 35-plus North Dallas professional we’ll call Stephanie tried one of those video dating services.
After making her video and dating profile, the dating service found her a match with a fellow we’ll call Todd, who suggested they meet for dinner at an area Chick-Fil-A.
At the first sight of white crew socks and short shorts, Stephanie knew she was in for a pretty bad evening.
The most unsuccessful people are those who desperately want to find a partner and get married, and the most successful ones are those who are happy with their lives and think their lives would be enhanced by a partner.” The main difference between dating in your 20s versus your 30s or 40s, Atwood says, is attitude.
People in their 20s are natural optimists; they haven’t had enough relationship experience to discourage them.
Echoing Kim Crosskno, he says, “the timing was never right to get married.” In the 70s and early ’80s, love-and sex-were in the air, Albright says.
The club scene in Dallas was at its height, and dating was an endless walk through a candy store.
But by the mid-’80s, dating attitudes began to change.