In 1937, sociologist Willard Waller published a study in the .
The courtship experience and ideals of those who grew up before World War II were profoundly different from those of teenagers in the postwar years, and the differences created much intergenerational conflict.
Beth Bailey and Ken Myers explain in the Mars Hill Audio Report, , demonstrated through the number and variety of dates a young adult could command, sometimes even on the same night.
Timing was everything Notice was absolutely necessary for a date in polite society.
At least two or three days’ notice was required for a lady’s diary and times to collect and return your young lady were critical.
But how did the young Princess know when she first met her dashing Duke that he was to be her life partner? It was not polite or acceptable for women to suggest an evening out together.