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As Beth Bailey, author of The concept of dating value had nothing to do with the interpersonal experience of a date–whether or not the boy (or girl, for that matter) was fun or charming or brilliant was irrelevant. Having a “good line” meant the young gentleman had to exhibit passion and personality to gain a girl’s attention.Instead the rating looked to others: ‘pass in a crowd’ does not refer to any relationship between the couple, but to public perceptions of success in the popularity competition. must belong to one of the better fraternities, be prominent in activities, have a copious supply of spending money, be well-dressed, ‘smooth’ in manners and appearance, have a ‘good line,’ dance well, and have access to an automobile.” Money seemed to be the dominant feature, and it hasn’t changed much today. The purpose of the “line” was to convince the girl he was madly in love with her.
When asked to imagine this lost group, images of bobbysoxers, letterman jackets, malt shops and sock hops come instantly to mind.
As Kevin White notes in Waller notes, “The factors which appear to be important for girls are good clothes, a smooth line, ability to dance well, and popularity as a date.
The most important of these factors is the last…” For girls, desirability and popularity were the most important features for a girl to possess.
Many girls would have flowers and notes sent from home to appear “in demand.” The girls who dated the most guys were considered the most popular as a date.
A girl who could resist “going steady” was most desirable. As Beth Bailey wrote, “You had to rate in order to date, to date in order to rate.
Images like these are so classic, they, for a number of people, are "as American as apple pie." They are produced and perpetuated by the media, through films like .
Because of these entertainment forums, these images will continue to be a pop cultural symbol of the 1950's.Courtship had given way to dating as we discussed in The Invention of Dating.But, competitive dating was rising, partially due to the financial crises in the 1930s.After the second World War, teenagers became much more noticeable in America (Bailey 47).Their presence and existence became readily more apparent because they were granted more freedom than previous generations ever were. They were given a chance to redefine the ways things were done in America.ORIGINS OF DATING Dating is definitely an "American phenomenon." Few other countries carry on this practice with as much fervor as Americans do.