Dating expectations in the 1980 s

It can be a form of courtship that consists of social activities done by the couple.The protocols and practices of dating, and the terms used to describe it, vary considerably from country to country and over time.In the 1980s, magazines and advertisements increasingly started representing women working alongside men in business and industry, reflecting dominant values towards equality during this period.

mothers were usually better than fathers,,, and then there was the busy signal,,,one phone in the house,,,everyone used,,, so much easier today...

From the standpoint of anthropology and sociology, dating is linked with other institutions such as marriage and the family which have also been changing rapidly and which have been subject to many forces, including advances in technology and medicine.

The year was 1976, America was celebrating the bicentennial, gas was only 59 cents, the first Apple computer was created, Matsushita introduced VHS video to compliment Sony’s Beta Max, and the modern day matchmaker was born.

when i was dating in the 90's with a computer, i couldnt believe how casual and easy the communications were,,,you could infer gently, without her getting offended, etc, also keep in mind,,many girls werent allowed to date at all until they were 17-18, particularly a car date and sometimes, the parents had to meet each other for it to even happen...

my son, now 21 grew up in the tech age...he wanted a date for the weekend,,,he could send out 5 texts, to 5 different girls ,hinting for a date- no blunt rejections,, and many times the girls would be texting him!! and he could show me pics of the girls texting,, for those that think it was somehow better back then,,,no way!!!

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