I am sure that those of you who watched the CES fireside (windows media stream) given by Elder Oaks on Sunday were rather amused with how he addressed the decrease of dating and the increase of "hanging out" among young singles. I know that the girls were thrilled to hear the guys being admonished to take them on more dates - but what about the guys? What do you all think of this?
I am skeptical that things are going to change a whole lot. So now I am wondering - why DO we all just "hang out"? Is it really about the money? Are the guys being lazy? Are they really that intimidated? Are there so many options (meaning girls - especially here in Provo) that the guys don't want to pick just one?
I know that the guys aren't the only ones fault, but it seems like they have more influence on the situation. Don't get me wrong, I love to be with big groups of friends, it's easy and comfortable, but no one really gets anywhere with that. I don't want to sound like one of those angry, dateless girls - I just want some perspective on the matter.