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How to Date in the 1950s

Written by Christopher • October 8th, 2009

How would you get into dating if you were a teenager in the suburbs of America in the 1950s? Ever wonder how social life was like for your mother, father, grandmother or grandfather?

The video is taken from the Coronet collection, which features lots of fascinating vintage movies about growing up in the 1940s and 1950s.

What are your thoughts on dating today versus 60 years ago?

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Christopher founded Ultra Swank in 2005. Has a crush on mid-century graphic design, defunct airlines, Disneyland and the Century 21 Exposition. Is a collector of easy listening music from the 60s and 70s and a Swedish expat living in Barcelona, Spain.

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  • http://www.erinconway.com/ Erin Conway

    I think dating in 1940's was so conservative. If a man want to date to a girl, man looks shiny from head to toe. Dating in the old days where not having sex eventually after the first date. But now even just you knew the person for a while, if having sex will be done immediately.

  • http://www.ultraswank.net Chris

    Guesss people knew how to act a little more civilized back in the 1940s and 1950s. Getting to first base with the girl were more than exciting for most guys.

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