ROSE NOLEN: Technology thrives, but real relationships suffocate

Tuesday, March 29, 2011 | 12:01 a.m. CDT

About 25 years ago, my pastor asked me whatever happened to courtship. He meant the old-fashioned kind, where a suitor asked for the parents' permission and announced his intentions before dating. Later on, at the appropriate time, the man would propose on bended knee.