Dating in 1960
She then is given the option of accepting his call by letting him in or rejecting it by making up an excuse as to why she cannot see him.
COURTING IN THE 1950's During the 1950's, it was common knowledge, at least to girls, that there was a process to the whole courtship ritual -- that there were stages to a lasting relationship.Dating had actually been around for a while before the 1950's, but since the presence of the teenager became ever more prevalent and public, dating became more and more popular and routinized.Millions of teenagers in the 1950's went on one or more dates per week. If a girl of thirteen years had not started dating yet, she was considered a "late bloomer" by societies standards (Bailey 48).And should the relationship move on, as they often do, it would move into the ubiquitous "going steady" stage (Mc Ginnis 74).
GOING STEADY This concept of "going steady" took on a new meaning in the fifties.So they initial shyness of young couple can be eased away by the presence of other company, especially if the double date was a "set-up" or a blind date for one couple.