Dating 20th century
In 1901 the Victorian era basically ended with Her Majesty’s death.Thereafter, informality grew and waned based on the economy and social norms of four generations.This article is going to be primarily concerned with how dating and courtship took place during the 20th century.The rules for attire in the 20th century changed rapidly.
Spinsters and bachelors could place adverts in publications such as the Matrimonial Post and Fashionable Marriage Advertiser.
prime candidates for dating from age 14 or younger to close to 30 or older.
That’s about 15 years, or roughly a fifth of their lives.
They met through social, religious or political organisations and through family, friends, school, university and work. THE MONKEY RUNBefore the Second World War the Sunday evening walkabout - the "monkey walk", "monkey rack" or "monkey run" - provided an opportunity for young men and women to eye each other up.
During the war, life in industry and the services opened up new possibilities for romantic meetings away from family and neighbourhood surveillance - pubs became a popular meeting place for the young.
Sixth-graders claim to be dating when, after extensive negotiations conducted by third parties, two of them go out for ice cream.