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Are you courting yet love?????

27 Mar

ImageI got asked this question throughout my teenage and early adult years and quite frankly it got on my tits. Courting? Courting? Did anybody even court? Back in my day, courting in my  teenage years involved getting pissed on Merrydown cider and snogging behind the bins at St Austins RC primary School. In my early adult years, it involved going out clubbing and having deep and meaningful (as in, shit meaningless)conversations with your (not so) significant other when you arrived home in the wee small hours. It also involved women chucking on a pair of jeans, a t-shirt and a pair of Converse (mine were grape) to go out in. No need for tuppence flashing to pull the object of your affection in the late 80’s/ early 90’s.

The reason for me thinking about this “courting” issue is, I believe times have changed. A few weeks ago, at the crack of dawn, I ventured out to a Saturday Farmers market. I was astounded by the sheer volume of young couples strolling around hand in hand perusing the goods on offer. It was a Saturday morning for Chrissakes. Shouldn’t they have been at home sleeping off Friday nights hangover? She with long blonde hair and bobble hat, he with beard and brogues, staring intently at the varieties of cheese on offer. Was this modern day courting? Has the whole thing come full circle?
 When I was “courting”, I went for blokes that I could have a good time with and not beardy weirdys that knew the difference between pasteurised and un-pasteurised sheep cheese.

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