Start What was dating like in the 1930s

What was dating like in the 1930s

People date because it is "enjoyable, pleasant, and valuable" (Merrill 62), and they thought that they could gain rewarding experiences from it.

Teenagers in the 1950's are so iconic that, for some, they represent the last generation of innocence before it is "lost" in the sixties.

When asked to imagine this lost group, images of bobbysoxers, letterman jackets, malt shops and sock hops come instantly to mind.

Besides, dating allowed young people to be with each other without their parents interfering.

When a man "calls" upon a woman, he usually shows up at her house during an "at home" session and presents his card to the maid who then gives it to the young lady.

First, when you are young, you associate with boys in the playground, and do not seriously form any romantic relationships with them.

Then you progress to flirting and talking to them which leads into dating.

After all, most children know about dating long before they are actually ready to participate in it (Merrill 61).