Dating in the 1920 s

Often a date would merely consist of meeting for long enough to get high, have sex and then drift their separate ways.

Cars provided a great place for random sex, as well as for finding additional out-of-the-way places for rendering the clergy’s role in courtship invalid and unnecessary.

Dates took on a far more casual feeling as the century moved along, going from needing a chaperone to needing only the couple themselves.

Other than through their workplaces, men and women tended to meet at social gatherings like parties and through mutual friends.

The blind date was invented during the 20th century, and it consisted of a friend playing amateur matchmaker.

From the flappers of the 1920s to the flower children of the 1960s, personal expression began to replace formality in men and women’s clothing.

As the 1980s song goes, women do tend to prefer a sharply-dressed man.

According the to the Kinsey Report in the 1950s, more than half the women surveyed reported that they were not virgins when they married.

While social mores opened toward sexuality more and more over the century, practices behind closed doors opened up far more quickly.

When the man and woman are interested in one another, nobody else’s opinion needs to matter very much to them.

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