Written by Sritama Gupta on May 28, 2016
We, the people who were born in the late 90s were privileged of experiencing the taste of both the 90s & the 21st century. In this fast growing era we have seen many changes & one of the biggest changes is in the methods of expressing our love for one another & dating techniques. So here is my new blog giving you all a small insane tour on the insane differences in the dating techniques now & then.
1. PIGEONS VS SERVICE PROVIDERS
Who has forgotten the song “Kabutar ja ja ja……”???? Yes the sign of love; the pigeons were one of the safest (yet a bit slow) way to send your beau, your love for him/her by attaching your letter on the legs of the trained & smart pigeons. And THE anxious wait…..for the reply!!!……. But the service providers like our dear Vodafone, Airtel, Aircel has made the job easier & faster & has made these poor pigeons jobless in the business of love nowadays. They are fast & you don’t have to wait long for one text from your loved one!
2. ONLINE DATING VS DUR KI RISHTEDAR / PADOSI KI ‘SOMEONE’/ DOST KI ‘SOMEONE’
From dating someone of your someone’s someone(like your neighbor’s someone , friends/ relative’s someone) now you can date anyone’s anyone thanks to new technologies. Social media which has brought almost every person round the world close to one another. Well, reliability is still a question!!!
3. TEXTING VS ‘BLOOD-INKED’ LOVE LETTERS
“Shanta…..Mai tumse beintehaa mohabbat karta hu…..maine apne khoon se ye zikkar kia hai”. Oh! This melodrama was like a magic mantra for majority of guys when it came to impress a girl & ask her out for a date; writing a love letter soaked in blood or inking the names of their loved one on their hands & blood oozing out of it!! Just to make his loved one realize the ‘intensity’ of his love!! Ya in today’s generation people will call it “Gross”! Letter writing has become almost obsolete & in this era of e-mails, WhatsApp, Facebook & other social media sites, Who will waste their time in cutting themselves apart for blood & write a letter?? (Yet a point to be noticed is that that there are still some people who has maintained this tradition ).
4. LANDLINE VS MOBILE PHONES
“Suno nah…tumhara ‘ghar’ ka number mil sakta hai??”….”Nahi papa/mummy utha lenge!!!”…… Yes…this was one problem guys faced back in the 90’s, getting the number of the girl. But thanks to mobile phones, exchanging the numbers on hands, tissue papers and social media sites; it’s a common issue nowadays. You don’t have to fear (well not always, now if its your bad day then…..) much about the problem faced earlier.
Back in the 90’s ‘kissing’ was like a “secret ritual” that is not & I repeat “NOT” to be performed in the public. And while dating if you kiss and that too in public; you had a big chance of fights & loosing your girl!! Back then, if a guy kissed a girl, he would react & proclaim himself as a ’MACHO’ & the poor girl would react as if she had lost her virginity. But, ah well nowadays go near a lake side or a bushy side of a park, you can see a lot more than kissing……!!
Well you simply can’t really stop comparing these dating techniques. There are 100s & 1000s of them, but these are some which came into my mind.
Please comment below & enlighten me with those techniques which I have missed out!!!