Have dating rules changed
Meetings in bars happened from time to time, but were considered somewhat dangerous—at least by the women. Colleges became co-ed, and young people were thrown together informally, making it easy to meet someone of the opposite sex. Instead of couples marrying in their early twenties, they married later.Often men and women graduated college without yet entering into a serious, let alone permanent, relationship.In another time and place, matchmakers would have been called upon to make the necessary arrangements; but no such social institution existed here in this country.
Couples met for the first time in very public places. This was before the time of the “date rape” drugs; but women were especially careful, nevertheless, to drink very little.The social rules for dating change from one generation to the next.