Beth Bailey and Ken Myers explain in the Mars Hill Audio Report, , demonstrated through the number and variety of dates a young adult could command, sometimes even on the same night.
In the late 1940s, Margaret Mead, in describing this pre-war dating system, argued that dating was not about sex or marriage.
Drive-in movie theaters, soda shops, and school dances were all part of the standard high school dating ritual.
If you have seen Grease, you probably think you have a pretty clear picture of what dating was like in the 1950s.
Back then, dances were known as “sock hops” because girls would take off their saddle shoes and dance around in bobby socks – little white socks that were folded down on top.
The actual act of going on a date has not changed much over time.
Usually it was the club pin, which is why officiating their relationship became known as getting “pinned”.
When a boy gave his pin to his date, it meant that they were officially a couple.
While some things are the same, others have become obsolete.
Many customs have evolved over time and become modernized in one way or another.