Sunday, January 27, 2013

Valentine's Day is right around the corner!

Maybe because Valentine's Day is just a few weeks away, I'm in a mood for love.  Or, at least, to discuss dating.

Recently, I wrote a post for my blog "Please tell me when did I become my mother!"  The post was about the way men ask women out to date, and how I actually miss the good old fashioned telephone call or someone asking you out in person.

I decided to do a little poll of my own.  I asked a few of the women of my own family what their preference would be for a man to ask them out on a first date.

Their choices: phone call, face-to-face, text, or email.  I asked eight women: three of the women were fifty plus; three of the women were forty plus; and two women were under twenty-five.

As you could probably imagine, this broke down along generational lines.  There were some exceptions based on the individual person's personal techy skills and love of gadgets, but basically fifty plus was against any requests that were not "personal," the forty plus group was a bit of a split: some okay with text requests, but no one was in favor of email requests, the twenty-five and under group wondered why anyone did anything other than text :-)  They've even had people request dates through FB!

As a writer, I've written stories that involved online dating, and we've all seen movies with plots based on email.  But, if it was you...what would you want?

You guys all know I'm a Hallmark Channel super fan!  So, as we get closer and closer to Valentine's Day, I'm sure I'll think more and more about this question.

How would you like to be asked out on a date for Valentine's Day?


4 comments:

Ana Morgan said...

I'd be embarrassed if anyone other than my husband asked me out on a Valentine's date. He could text or call. Or ask me over breakfast. I don't think I have a preference. I guess we're a married for a long time couple.

Angela Kay Austin said...

Awh, the ease of getting a date when you're married :-)

Ana Morgan said...

Yep! Trouble is, I'd rather be writing.

Josie said...

Angela,
The hearts and flowers and candy thing is still the way to go, IMHO.