In the 1950s, long before the days of mobile phones and the internet, dating was a simple affair that revolved around weekly dance nights and well-defined social norms. Dating etiquette dictated the proper ways for men to court women, with marriage being the desired outcome for both of us.
There was no confusion about what a date meant. It was rare for men and women to be just friends so if a man called you up and asked you to dinner, he certainly had romance on his mind. Likewise, if after one meeting either party wasn’t sure if they were right for each other, you wouldn’t waste your time with a second date.
A series of cool pics below that shows how to court a 1950s girl.