Dating then and now

Collecting your date When date night arrived, the man would always organise the transportation.

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.

A date was a date In the 40s and 50s, there was no confusion about what a date meant to either party. So if a man called a woman and asked her to dinner, he certainly had romance on his mind. Men and women are now often friends, and can stay friends without any romantic involvement, even once a relationship comes to an end.

So inviting someone to a pub or restaurant or accepting such invitation is no longer a certain hint at romantic intentions.

Politeness and reference was a critical part of the dating process. We move away from home for work or college and both men and women are juggling busy lives and demands on their time.

We meet more as equals and must make our own decisions.

This takes away any fear and ensures safety until you get to know your date a little more.

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.

Communities were close and approval was of paramount importance.

Technology, fashion, lifestyle, and everything else. Everything around is changing, then how do we expect for the dating culture to remain the same.

Remember how dating used to be about just hanging out with the opposite? There have been so many changes in the dating culture from the 90s until now. When you liked some you relied on your friends to convey it to their friends. If you have common friends, get their number and Whats App them!

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