A Guide To Dating In The 40s

Via CBC.ca

“Dating: Do’s and Dont’s” is an educational film from 1949 aimed at American teenagers. It was designed to teach teens basic dating skills, and to answer questions like:

“What kind of girl should I date?”

“How should I ask her out?”

“How should I say good night after the date is over?”

Already, you’re seeing a trend here. Not much of this video offers anything of value to women. But male viewers likely learned a lot. Take this invaluable gem, for instance: “What about Anne? She knows how to have a good time, and how to make the fellow with her relax, have fun too. Yes – that’s what a boy likes.”

We can’t tell if this video was highly effective or highly not. But two words come to mind – baby boom.


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