Ian_Anderson Posted October 26, 2013 Whatever happened to "dating"? It seems that these days, any guy I meet seems to expect instant sexual gratification. I remember when I was much younger, and the internet was mere "science-fiction", I'd meet a guy in a bar or somewhere, swap phone numbers, maybe have a little kiss or a bit of a "feel around"... I remember the wonderful anticipation of what was to come, the breathless wait for the second date... Things developed more gradually. Full-on anal sex often wouldn't happen until we'd known each other a few weeks. Now, it seems like the moment you agree to meet a guy in "real life", there is an expectation that the initial meeting will end in anal sex. What happened to "dating"? What happened to "romance"? What on Earth, FFS, happened to foreplay??? Is it just a "gay thing", is it a "youth thing" (I tend to go for much younger guys), or has the entire world gone down the same road? Just for once, I'd like to meet a young guy who wants to meet up for real (rather than in Skype!), but still wants to take things slowly and build something more special than a quick "knee-trembler"! Do those kind of young guys still exist, or are they as much a part of history and my youth as punk-rock and flared trousers?