Dating had actually been around for a while before the 1950's, but since the presence of the teenager became ever more prevalent and public, dating became more and more popular and routinized.

Millions of teenagers in the 1950's went on one or more dates per week. If a girl of thirteen years had not started dating yet, she was considered a "late bloomer" by societies standards (Bailey 48).

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When calling was practiced, the female in the relationship held most of the power because men came to see house with her parents present.

But when dating replaced calling, the males held most of the power, for they paid for the date, drove the automobiles, and came by the girl's house only to pick her up.

She then is given the option of accepting his call by letting him in or rejecting it by making up an excuse as to why she cannot see him.

Refreshments were often served (though not always), and the entertainment was primarily piano playing in the parlor.

Calling and dating are so intrinsically different it is hard to imagine how the transition from one to another was even made.

Firstly, calling was practiced with the intention of finding a suitable husband for a young lady; whereas, in dating, this was, and still is, not the primary goal.

So they initial shyness of young couple can be eased away by the presence of other company, especially if the double date was a "set-up" or a blind date for one couple.

After double dating, you would naturally move onto single dating.

ORIGINS OF DATING Dating is definitely an "American phenomenon." Few other countries carry on this practice with as much fervor as Americans do.

Then again, few other countries have the same social conditions as America.

But because the lower classes were not so well-endowed so that they own pianos or even parlors, they started their own form of "courtship" which soon became known as dating.