Rules of dating in 1940
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?The goal is for the family to help the man and woman stay accountable for their level of commitment to each other.
Timing was everything Notice was absolutely necessary for a date in polite society.
At least two or three days’ notice was required for a lady’s diary and times to collect and return your young lady were critical.
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.
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