Dating in the 1950 s
Introducing your date to family and friends means it’s serious For many modern day daters, busy with work, life and possibly kids, introducing a partner to parents or family is more likely to happen once the dating phase is close or into the ‘relationship’ phase.
Men always ordered When dining out, the young lady should always tell her male friend what she would like before he orders for her.
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.
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.
My granddaughter's date honked the horn and out she came.
HOW HAS DATING CHANGED SINCE PRINCESS ELIZABETH FIRST “STEPPED OUT” WITH HER DASHING PHILIP?
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.
Meeting in public is a good idea Unlike the traditional custom of collecting and being collected, today it is more common to make your own way to the first date and is sensible to meet in a public place.
My older brother gave me his suit to wear and mercifully it fit. Luckily Pops had a shirt that fit me along with a neck tie that was wide and loud. And the last wardrobe requirement, make sure your shoes were shined to impress your date. And, hold on: make sure you walk on her right side and protect her from any possible auto hitting her. And oh yes, don't forget to open the door for your girlfriend and mind your manners. First, lake sure you got to the movie theatre before they changed the price of admission. Everyone liked the restaurant and it was less expensive than most other places at that time. After the movie we went to the restaurant, Hoe Sai Gai which was on Randolph St.
(In those years prices changed depending on the time of day). And lastly, I had to make sure I had enough for the bus fare to return home. and is now the present site of The Chicago City Hall.