The Dating Game – Where it all began!

In this new article, I will aim to look at life for singles before the social networking site, where it all began. How did our ancestors come together? How did they find that special personal? When did looking for love, a friendship or relationships become our own choice? Where would we be without romance? What was courtship and marriage like for our distant ancestors?

Beginning with the ancient Greeks’ and the recognition of the need to describe more than one kind of love, inventing the word “eros” to describe carnal love, and “agape” to mean a spiritual love.  Take a stroll back through romantic heritage with this timeline of romantic customs, dating rituals, and tokens of love and friendship and how they managed to connect with singles to date.

In ancient times, many of the first marriages were by capture, not by choice!  When there was a scarcity of nubile women, men raided other villages looking for love and for wives.

Frequently the tribe from which a warrior stole a bride would come looking for her, and it was necessary for the warrior and his new wife to go into hiding to avoid being discovered.  According to an old French custom, as the moon went through all its phases the couple drank a brew called metheglin, which was made from honey.  Hence, we get the word, honeymoon – so nearly dating by proxy!

Love and friendship also involved the need for arranged marriages, primarily business relationships born out of the desire and/or need for property, monetary or political alliances this was how family’s treated the search for love.  Dating became family arrangements and the search for power and money!

So from buying a woman dinner to opening a door for her, many of today’s courting rituals are rooted in medieval …

Facebook Addiction!

Let’s start this off by asking yourself a questions, be honest no one will know the answer except for you.  Do you spend an hour or more on Facebook a day? Well if you do use it this much I hate to say it but you might be addicted. Not to worry though, I have done some research for you and found out what you can do to beat this addiction. I have also found a number of signs that tell if you are addicted or not, and what makes it so addicting. Believe it or not there is actually a name for it, FAD, or Facebook Addiction Disorder, and ironically there is a Facebook page on Facebook addiction, so don’t worry you aren’t alone.

Why is Facebook so addicting? Well Facebook is designed for people to let everyone know about their interests, current activities, thoughts, and any other information or events they would like to share. This pretty much lets a user be completely self-obsessed if they want without others thinking less of them. The site also provides the user with a self-esteem boost, whenever someone comments on your posts it makes you feel important because other people are taking the time to look at your profile. Basically it is making you think that people are really taking an interest in your life, whether they actually are or not isn’t important.

Another reason why it is addicting is that it helps with loneliness; however this may not be the case for a lot of people. But if someone doesn’t have an active social life outside of technology or is just feeling lonely at that particular point in time, simply logging on to Facebook and seeing what all your online friends are doing satisfies that loneliness. You can also chat …