Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Courtship, then and now.

So, we've all been at that level of boredom during an afternoon, that the only option is to turn on the T.V. and watch the midday/afternoon movie, normally an old favorite like Casablanca or The Red Shoes. Well I was like that just the other day and watching these films made me think, specifically about how things were, and how they are now with "courtship".

Everything was "proper" back then, there was a firm set of rules to dating and everything that went with it. If you were a guy, you dressed neatly, normally a suit of sorts and you charmed your date as if she were a snake and you held the flute. And what amazes me is that this was all serious, you couldn't deviate from the very straight path that was dating, it was just unheard of. All of the rules etc weren't just corny things to do (like they are now), they were legitimate means of acquiring a partner.

Wearing a suit to a Diner, keen?

Now, we'll look at how things normally happen in this day and age.
First we need alcohol, it's almost a staple in the modern day courtship diet.

*Poof* Suddenly a party appears.

Alright, so... we've got alcohol and people and a venue. Now, let's watch our star crossed lovers work their magic on each other, after all this is an impromptu romeo and juliet story. (This is after their eyes have locked romantically from across the room, several times.)

Modern day Sinatra.

Straight to the point, our Romeo has confidence and is exceptionally good with words, let's see how his victi- *cough* lady of choice responds.

At least she spelled "you're" right.

This is not going well for our Romeo! He's been rejected in front of all of his, and her friends. His confidence has taken a beating, but, like a true gentleman he hasn't lost sight of his prize. He figures Juliet is playing hard to get. Well, if she can play games so can he, right?

Romeo comes out of this one the clear winner, sadly though for Juliet, she'll wake up in the morning without any idea what happened or why she's... sore.
Unfortunately this kind of thing actually happens (serious time) and it's pretty terrible. The only way to stop it is to keep a careful eye on your drink at all times, etc. I'm sure you've heard it all.

Cats however... Don't get it so easily.

Oscar's crazy Uncle Charlie, the veteran.

That's all for today!
Cheers for reading, seeya next time (:


  1. weird how times change and how crazy its has gotten. like the drawings by the way!

  2. I think there are still some "rules" to follow, but they have changed from the past ones.

  3. I rock suits everywhere I go.

  4. Times have changed for the worse it seems. Suits are awesome by the way

  5. It's sad that alcohol is needed to have a get together with people your own age. I don't drink, so it's not easy for me to meet people. Oh well. At least school has SOME people to meet.

  6. Very true, the times have changed, arguably for the worse. Haha I like your pics though.

  7. part of me wishes that life was still like it used to be.

  8. This post was genuinely entertaining, thanks for it! Just seeing the differences between then and now is astonishing.

  9. Lol, I must say I liked the original Romeo&Juliet better.

  10. Its sad how much things have changed, and how its more common to enter into a dysfunctional relationship than a healthy one.

    I'll definatley be following you :P