Some of the US welfare policies help no one either. They just hurt both the working class, and the poor. EcoCatLady September 29,8: I too count myself among the privileged here.
I spent some time living in Norway, and they have a similar system to the one you describe in Switzerland. The economy would be better off, the crime rate would go down, and ethics of dating would be much less miserable in general. Norm September 30,8: Where is the freedom when your paycheck disappears into food, shelter, healthcare and transportation. In a real economically free society, those base needs are either already met for everyone publicly, or are subsidized. Stop me before I get into our false notion of meritocracy.
I have to confess, this makes very little sense to me or my experiences growing up in the US and personally knowing LOTS of immigrants who have come here and done really well for themselvesв.
This is an excellent blog post and also quite relevant advice for anyone who has just ethics of dating a significant relationship. It has been almost two years, since my sweet husband passed away from cancer, we had been together since This post on dating got my attention. I so miss my guyвв. I too miss my guy with a blinding pain.
But I so appreciate that you stopped by to visit and comment and say something that I so relate to. It has been sitting in my inbox, just waiting for me to answer. So much to say, but I will spare all that now.
Analyst Geoffrey Gorer described dating as an American idiosyncrasy focusing on youth of college age and expressed in activities such as American proms. In contrast German speaking countries and the longstanding musical tradition there provided ample opportunity of persons of varying ages enjoying social dances, such as the Vienna Opera Ball and other occasions. The German term of Stelldichein as translated by Joachim Heinrich Campes is used to signify dating when the age of consent to marriage was relatively high.
German traditions to signify lovers who met in hiding were described with terms like Fensterln windowing or Kiltgang dawn stroll used in Bavaria and Switzerland. Today, most German couples in long-term relationships get to know each other through mutual friends, at work or while going out at night; the first few months of dating often involve sexual intercourse, but are still rather casual and do not imply a serious wish to get ethics of dating maintain a conservative approach to dating. Also, inviting friends or relatives during a date is not uncommon. More modern approaches such as blind dates, speed dating and dating websites are not as popular as abroad, and are not considered very effective by the majority of the population.