Dating in the 1950 s

12-Aug-2014 05:44 by 8 Comments

Dating in the 1950 s

Jenni Trent Hughes, Relationship Expert for e Harmony believes the dating process holds a mirror to the society of the time.

Introducing your date to your parents on a first date When a man collected his young lady, it was customary for her to introduce him to her parents who would want to approve that he was suitable for their daughter.

Were the customs of courtship in the 1940s and 1950s more successful in bringing lifelong couples together? With no answer machines or text messages in existence women would have to wait for a knock at the door or a telephone call.

To celebrate this Diamond Jubilee, relationship site e Harmony reviews how young couples met and dated sixty years ago and compares the advice given then, to our contemporary words of wisdom. Men frequently ask Whilst it’s still traditional for a man to ask, today women can and often do ask men on dates.

My granddaughter's date honked the horn and out she came.

When I asked my daughter why they young man didn't come in the house for the "look over", the response was "Father you're so old fashioned'. How did one date in the late 1940's and the 1950's?

Lean back and turn the clock to my teen years when dating was a mystery and the rules and etiquette were defined. That meant there were five men in the house and our mother.

I had no idea of what you do on a date, especially my first. First you had to ask the girl you liked to "go out with you". Then you had to set the exact time; dates were usually on Saturday night.For online daters many first dates are organised through email, text and by phone, this allows us all to have a bit more courage to ask .A date was a date In the 40s and 50s, there was no confusion about what a date meant to either party. So if a man called a woman and asked her to dinner, he certainly had romance on his mind. Men and women are now often friends, and can stay friends without any romantic involvement, even once a relationship comes to an end.Downtown Chicago was the real dating Capitol of that time. And that dear reader was how you dated as a teenager. HOW HAS DATING CHANGED SINCE PRINCESS ELIZABETH FIRST “STEPPED OUT” WITH HER DASHING PHILIP?So inviting someone to a pub or restaurant or accepting such invitation is no longer a certain hint at romantic intentions.