Dating in the 1950 s
Particularly if you are meeting in a public place (see below).Collecting your date When date night arrived, the man would always organise the transportation.This takes away any fear and ensures safety until you get to know your date a little more.Introducing your date to your parents on a first date When a man collected his young lady, it was customary for her to introduce him to her parents who would want to approve that he was suitable for their daughter.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.Competing for time Modern daters are busy with their lives, and if they’re not around when the phone rings, it is acceptable to call back when convenient or to arrange a second date through a text or email.I know what I want Today, it is unheard of to expect your date to order for you. Men always paid When the bill arrived, the man would always pay. The payment dilemma Many men still feel that they should pick up the bill, but paying is a tricky issue.Sometimes women are insulted at the implication they can’t take care of themselves. It is polite to always offer to “Go Dutch” but to accept if the other party then insists that he or she should pay.
She says: “In the 40s and 50s, the family unit was strong and often men and women in their twenties were still living at home with their families.
So inviting someone to a pub or restaurant or accepting such invitation is no longer a certain hint at romantic intentions.
Timing was everything Notice was absolutely necessary for a date in polite society.
Respond immediately to your date invitation If a lady was lucky enough to be asked out, it was her duty to respond immediately and of course with absolute politeness.
Appearing too keen Modern day dating seems to be more like a power battle. And yet, respond late and she risks appearing disinterested, particularly if the dater is communicating with other online matches.
He would come to the door to greet his date before taking her to their venue and he always brought her safely home to her family.