Love n dating
With the introduction of dating also came the focus on falling in love, rather than finding a society-approved match.In previous years, love was not seen as being of central importance to a marriage, and if it was to come it would emerge after the wedding had already occurred.If a young man was interested in a young woman, he would follow the proper protocol of calling upon her, which meant that he would come to the family's home and (hopefully) be welcomed into their parlor.If he was invited back for subsequent visits, he would be free to come and call upon the young woman during hours specified by her parents.In the 1950s, "going steady" was the term for being in an exclusive relationship.This status was about the relationship, sure, but it was also about standing out amongst your peers.
This changed the relationship dynamic between a young man and a young woman, as now it was the man's duty to pay for the date, whereas before it was the woman who decided the terms of the visit.
But each era of dating in the past century was not without its pros, its cons, and its own set of unspoken rules.
From the turn of the 20th century, to the present day, romantic relationships have been an evolving part of culture, just like everything else.
Between the popularization of rock 'n' roll, and protesting the Vietnam War, 1960s youth culture was hot for revolution.
Not only was it the activities of the US government that young people were resisting, but they were shirking old social conventions as well.