50 s dating

Dating essentially replaced the practice of calling which was the primary way of courtship before the mid-1920's.

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.

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.

One of the conventions they put a new spin on, and consequently revolutionize, is the idea and practice of dating.

The 1950's set up precedents in dating that led to what many consider "normal" dating today.

The dating process usually is initiated by going out on double-dates.

Double-dates were used to initiate the whole dating process because it created a more open environment conducive to easy conversation.

After double dating, you would naturally move onto single dating.Besides, dating allowed young people to be with each other without their parents interfering.Secondly, the control of the relationship changed hands as the transition was made.And should the relationship move on, as they often do, it would move into the ubiquitous "going steady" stage (Mc Ginnis 74).GOING STEADY This concept of "going steady" took on a new meaning in the fifties.

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