While I'm aware that committed relationships between two teenagers still happen today, it was the magnitude of "going steady" in the '50s that has changed.After all, this could be the guy you're going to marry. Remember how the birth rate was so high in the 50s?So, it was common for you to be going on as many first dates as Drew Barrymore, lest you be tempted to be a hormonal teenager.
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It also had the misogynistic sub-context of "ownership" over the woman, sort of a "marking" of territory, but that's another article.
Going steady had several steps: After casual dating, meeting the parents, meeting the friends and basically a really awkward conversation that allotted to "Do you want to keep doing this, but like just the two of us," you would be "going steady" with some kid named Dean or Johnny or something.
So, in case you ever think that you were born in the "wrong generation," here are a few ways that dating in the 1950s might look a trip to the Twilight Zone to you today.
Unlike the personal dinner and movie dates of today, it was very common for groups of couples to go out together at this time.