1930s dating guide women

Advice on dating has always been a little obvious, but this dating guide for single women from 1938 takes it to another level.

I’m not sure whoever wrote this had ever actually met a women or had done any research, but none the less it’s worth a read for it’s comic value alone.

Keeping company in the family parlor was replaced by dining and dancing, movies, and "parking." A second cultural force that influenced the older courtship system was the rise of "public advice" literature as well as the rise of an "expert" class of advisers — psychologists, sociologists, statisticians, etc.

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Bailey observes that by the 1930s and '40s, with the advent of the "date" (which we will look at more fully in the next installment) courtship increasingly took place in public spaces such as movie theaters and dance halls, removed by distance and by anonymity from the sheltering and controlling contexts of the home and local community.

The new courtship system gave importance to This new language of courtship had great symbolic importance and continues to shape the way we think, speak and act concerning relationships to this day.

Have you ever known a girl who went out with a guy who was a complete dolt but who could help her get ahead socially?

Here are a few to consider: like discussing his fantasy football team for three hours, well, too damn bad, girl.

It's your job to flatter him about how skilled he is at sitting on the couch in sweatpants playing imaginary sports.

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