Teenage dating in the 1960s
But just as you or I might recount tremendously different dating experiences, so too did the women in this study.They recall themselves as being far more mature than today’s teens with greater levels of responsibility and fewer parental checks, while others believed themselves far more naive than teens today.The world of dating in America has changed dramatically over the last century.
The 1950's set up precedents in dating that led to what many consider "normal" dating today.
ORIGINS OF DATING Dating is definitely an "American phenomenon." Few other countries carry on this practice with as much fervor as Americans do.
Heck, even the Yankees started coming to Fort Lauderdale for spring training starting in 1962, making party locales like the Elbo Room and Pier 66 Hotel tourist landmarks.
Dating, courtship, going out, going steady – whatever you called it it was a different concept in the 1960s than the internet laden landscape of the 21st century.
Then again, few other countries have the same social conditions as America.