At dances, girls and boys dreaded being stuck with a single partner.
Before the War, it was desirable to be dating as many different people as possible.What parents once encouraged in the 1950's is today out of control, as premarital sex is not only acceptable but expected .[Dating Problems, Courtship Solutions by Josh Harris] Dating Dangers: I.Loss of purity The following is a quote from a book called From Front Porch to Back Seat: Courtship in Twentieth Century America by Beth L.But when the dust had settled after the war, all young people wanted was constancy. This early dating pattern flourished with the support of parents who by encouraging their children (organized dances for twelve-year-olds in strapless formals, etc.) hoped to gain some control in the mate selection.Unfortunately, these parents had little foresight into where early dating would lead.