Teen views on teen dating

When a man "calls" upon a woman, he usually shows up at her house during an "at home" session and presents his card to the maid who then gives it to the young lady.She then is given the option of accepting his call by letting him in or rejecting it by making up an excuse as to why she cannot see him.Refreshments were often served (though not always), and the entertainment was primarily piano playing in the parlor.

Calling and dating are so intrinsically different it is hard to imagine how the transition from one to another was even made.The 1950's set up precedents in dating that led to what many consider "normal" dating today.ORIGINS OF DATING Dating is definitely an "American phenomenon." Few other countries carry on this practice with as much fervor as Americans do.Firstly, calling was practiced with the intention of finding a suitable husband for a young lady; whereas, in dating, this was, and still is, not the primary goal.People date because it is "enjoyable, pleasant, and valuable" (Merrill 62), and they thought that they could gain rewarding experiences from it.Secondly, the control of the relationship changed hands as the transition was made.

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