1930s dating guide for women
Going on dates to dances, soda shops, theaters, and restaurants – depending on what one could afford – became the norm.
That being said, what was acceptable and expected was still very different from today’s standards, especially for (who would have guessed? Men in the 1930’s were still supposed to be as chivalrous as they had been in previous decades. No hand-holding in public, and do not allow his arm to be around your shoulders during a film. Don’t cry or be sentimental or attempt to get him to talk about his feelings; this is distressing to him. Don’t be “familiar” with the waiter or any other man besides your date; give him your undivided attention. Don’t drink too much alcohol or be silly; this will humiliate him.
They might be strongly offensive -as some of them prioritize the needs and thoughts of men against those of women, a 2015 person who looks at these photo strips and reads their captions, can have only one reaction; laughter.
And then I turn to new words that refer to the changing relationship between men and women at this time.
As in the play "Thoroughly Modern Millie", millions of young women left the safety and security of rural, small-town life and went to live an independent life in the big city.
The flapper culture is perhaps the best example of the type of life that many of them aspired to.
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Cases of the most general interest will be dealt with daily, the necessary anonymity being employed.”on 6 February 1936, signalled the beginning of a new and revolutionary addition to the British daily papers; the agony aunt column.