Courting is a much sweeter term than ‘dating’. It sounds like it has more intent, more like an agreement that two people enter into with a future in mind. – Kim Cattrall.
The way I used to react to it is as follows (imagine me saying this stuff, to myself, out loud, yes, out loud):
“Call me old fashioned, but shouldn’t there be some courting when it comes to dating, seduction, love, relationships, etc?
It used to be considered a standard when dating with the goal of a long term relationship. I guess not anymore.
I am serious. Where is the damn effort these days? At least act like you are trying for heaven’s sake.”