Dating in the 1980 s

24-Apr-2019 20:10

These precautions seemed less important after the first few times a woman responded to these published invitations to meet.It turned out the men they were introduced to this way were no more or less dangerous than men encountered for the first time in a bar, or even men whom they met through the recommendation of a friend. (A somewhat older, recently divorced, woman told me she was sitting with her date at a fancy restaurant when he took out his teeth and put them in a wine glass.) Being pro-active, as I usually am, I encouraged men and women, too, to try dating this way, although, certainly, only after taking reasonable precautions.

And they, too, were afraid of being trapped into being with someone who was undesirable.

Spending a couple of hours with someone who was unattractive and unappealing was not too much of a price to pay for the chance to have met someone who might be attractive and appealing.

It was also possible, sometimes, to do something that was entertaining, even with someone who was unattractive and unappealing.

I remember a few girls who went out with as many as three of my friends without anyone thinking that they—or the men they dated—were behaving improperly.

Back in those days—before computers, or portable phones, or, even, electric typewriters—the rules were different.

And they, too, were afraid of being trapped into being with someone who was undesirable.

Spending a couple of hours with someone who was unattractive and unappealing was not too much of a price to pay for the chance to have met someone who might be attractive and appealing.

It was also possible, sometimes, to do something that was entertaining, even with someone who was unattractive and unappealing.

I remember a few girls who went out with as many as three of my friends without anyone thinking that they—or the men they dated—were behaving improperly.

Back in those days—before computers, or portable phones, or, even, electric typewriters—the rules were different.

The kind of dances performed then required holding each other, which put those of us who were shy at a disadvantage.