You know that back in the day it was you, your man and your children. You had a wonderful life and even if you didn’t you wouldn’t show it because it wasn’t lady like to act out of character. You were the woman of the household, you held it down why your man took care of everything else. If the husband cheated, the wife knew but she didn’t speak on it and she wouldn’t act out in front of the kids because it wasn’t the right thing to do. If she cried it would be when she was alone.
Back in the day people had to rely on their own immediate social groups or even their parents to help them find prospective partners, but the advent of everything from online dating to speed dating has made it far easier to connect with different people. What’s more, there are far fewer stigmas when it comes to the types of people society judge as being a good match. It’s sad to say that back in the day, some couples may have faced opposition for being of different races, religions or class. A reaction like this is far more unlikely now. One positive aspect to dating back in the day was the amount of time that people were able to devote to getting to know each other. People were typically less busy and had more leisure hours to devote to burgeoning new relationships. However, the flip side of this is the fact that courtship’s tended to be long and tricky back then, and you were often winning over more than just the heart of your beloved.
On the other hand, it can’t be denied that some of the benefits to dating in the 50s had a lot to do with manners. By taking a leaf out of the old book of romance and holding open doors, giving gifts, writing thank you notes and making a special effort for your sweetheart, you could combine some of the best bits of 50s dating with all of the advantages the scene offers today.
Today it’s I’ll sleep with you and debate if your worth keeping around or I’ll use you until I get what it is I want, I won’t open the door for you, I want you to pay because I DON’T feel like spending it, I won’t say thank you because I’m doing you a favor, I won’t be romantic because I’m not into showing emotions. When people date today they don’t get the time to know one another if anything they rush into it and it falls apart just as fast as it was put together and then they wonder why it doesn’t work. Now today if you found out your spouse was cheating you’d lose your composure. You wouldn’t care if you showed out because you acted off your emotions vs logic.