Teen dating in 1950
In the dated book, Betty made this promise: “I don’t care who she may be, every girl wants to be attractive and popular.
And sometimes, at least in the moment, they're just plain accurate.
In June 1954, LIFE magazine published an article titled "The Luckiest Generation" that, revisited 60 years later, feels like an almost perfect snapshot of a certain segment of American society at a particular moment in the nation's history.
In terms of the baseball metaphor, petting covered everything between first base and home plate., the most prestigious magazines in America, regularly included features on “These Wild Young People” written by “one of them.”At least one audience was guaranteed to take an interest: the petters’ parents.
Between 19, a dramatic demographic shift changed family dynamics across the United States. By 1900, the average American woman was having only half as many children as she would have three generations earlier.
Nowadays, it does not matter who asks first, but back then it was very different. If a girl asked for a date, her peers generally thought poorly of her.