As you’ll recall from A Dating Tradition Worth Bringing Back?, courtship took place in parlor rooms and under parental supervision before the 1920s. But, once dating went public, along with the proliferation of media (radio, magazines, movies, and books), young people heard from others about what was “in.” , “from the late 1930s on, young people knew, down to the percentage point, what their peers throughout the country thought and did.” Perception and appearance became everything.This 1930s set of dating tips doesn’t have any opponents.It was a different time you’ll say, different people, different customs, and even though we might agree, we still find these “rules” extremely hilarious.In the first decade of the twentieth century, men "called upon" young women whom they fancied by (with the permission of her parents) visiting her home.The two would spend time together, usually with the supervision of her parents so that they may get to know each other on an intellectual and emotional level.
For this reason, the history of dating tends to be quite different for the LGBT population.
Young couples snuck off to underground speakeasys and both women and men carried concealed flasks, filled to fuel the night's escapades.
The world of dating in America has changed dramatically over the last century.
Thus, the phrase "going out on a date" became popularized.
The Roaring 20s party collided headfirst into the 1929 stock market crash.