Dating Advice from the 50's

Dating Advice from the 50's

Posted by Vivian Vassar on 28th Feb 2018

 I laughed when I read this advice years ago but you know, it stuck with me.  "Going on a date? Bring a dollar and a dime."  This is from a handbook on dating do's and don'ts from the 1950's.  I think the dime was to call home and the dollar was to take the bus if the date didn't work out.  The thought is a good one: Be self sufficient, think ahead, and plan for the worst.  And by the way, don't forget your lipstick, a mirror, and a hanky.

Need more 1950's dating advice?  Here's a few goodies I found:

  • A man should always ask a woman for the date.
  • A man should always use heaps of flattery to woo a woman.
  • Young adults must only date one person at a time.
  • Ask your date out by Wednesday.
  • A lady must always be on time for her date.
  • A man always pays for the date.
  • No kissing on the first date.

 Yes, the times have changed, thank goodness.   Although, I do like the heaps of flattery idea.  Call me old fashioned but telling me I'm gorgeous will definitely get you a second date !