Dating in 1950 s
There’s no doubt that dating has changed a lot since the 1950’s. However, as much as it pains me to say this, after doing some research I realized that some of the dating rules of the 1950’s aren’t so bad after all.
For women of that era, dating meant putting a man’s needs and desires first and foremost, all with the end goal of finding a husband. Here are a few of my favourites, with some modern updates thrown in. Don’t drink too much – This is actually good advice for both genders – that’s right guys, we don’t like it either if you get blackout drunk while you’re on a date with us. No one – man or woman – wants to see their date cry.
But how did the young Princess know when she first met her dashing Duke that he was to be her life partner? It was not polite or acceptable for women to suggest an evening out together.
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.
They seemed — at least to this man's untrained not female, not-1950s eyes — to solve absolutely nothing.
Then men, busy with work and other responsibilities, missed out on much of their children's lives.
Although restrictive, the well-defined roles certainly made dating less complicated.
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.
So inviting someone to a pub or restaurant or accepting such invitation is no longer a certain hint at romantic intentions.