Dating during 1960s
In the 1950s, long before the days of cell phones and social networking, dating was a simple affair that revolved around jukeboxes, soda fountains and well-defined social norms.
When a date arrived, the woman was ready to go so as not to keep her date waiting, and she introduced him to her parents.
The concept of couples living together without marriage had begun to gain acceptance among young couples not willing to make the plunge into marriage.
Divorce rates were on a steady incline in the 1970s, topping out in 1981 with 5.3 divorces per 1,000 people.
Having reliable birth control gave women more control over their bodies, and sex was no longer tied to reproduction.
While women were conditioned to want babies, pregnancies and babies also represented a burden that tied women to the home.