First dates would include attending a dance or hitting up an amusement park, an interviewer in the 1920s.
Indeed, "playing the field" by dating multiple people became more common in this decade, as the liberated women we now know as "flappers" explored sexual boundaries and brought taboos like premarital sex out of the closet.
But there's a ton of in between; as psychologist Goal Auzeen Saedi, Ph.
D., talking sporadically over text can mean "not quite in a relationship, but not out of the realm of possibilities either." But more significantly before a first date even could happen, apps and the Internet have changed its entirely.
There's just one problem: The "classic first date" is bullshit, because there has never been one standard for it. Dating is actually a pretty recent phenomenon, in the grand history of civilization.
It wasn't until the 19th century that launching a relationship had anything to do with love and attraction.
Here are some ways our idea of a "date" has dramatically varied over the years.The 1950's set up precedents in dating that led to what many consider "normal" dating today.ORIGINS OF DATING Dating is definitely an "American phenomenon." Few other countries carry on this practice with as much fervor as Americans do.In cases where the there was no formal arrangement, children were still expected to choose someone who would be beneficial to the family (think: about the courtship process at the time, "Distance lends to enchantment." Things weren't totally chaste, premarital sex did happen and love wasn't completely irrelevant; but they were all kept on the down-low.involved a gentleman caller coming to the house of a woman who piqued his fancy, and the two would have a visit with a chaperone in the room.
Then again, few other countries have the same social conditions as America.