The first women to date, many of whom were raised by ultra-proper Victorian mothers, risked jail time in doing so."In the eyes of the authorities," Weigel writes, "women who let men buy them food and drinks or gifts and entrance tickets looked like whores, and making a date seemed the same as turning a trick." reports that "petting" joined the national lexicon in the 1920s, later defined by sexologist Alfred Kinsey as "deliberately touching body parts above or below the waist," writes Weigel.Her own grandfather, who dated in the 1930s, recalled teachers trying futilely to impose rules on extracurricular activities: 'If they let girls sit in their laps while 'joyriding,' they had to be sure 'to keep at least a magazine between them.'"Not long after, dates started to resemble scenes from with couples sharing ice cream and Coca-Cola, going to the movies, or driving up a remote hilltop for "parking." Although parents and teachers of the time perceived this behavior as a decline in morality, Weigel argues that dating is an ever-changing landscape that can't be judged by the previous generation's standards—something for anyone who's ever been Facebook shamed by a date to keep in mind.
Respect your date’s personal boundaries and don’t be gross! If you’re dating other people, be discrete – It’s OK to be honest that you’re seeing other people, however be discrete.
No one needs a play by play of all the other awesome dates you’ve been on lately.
As a result, teen culture flourished: High schoolers spent more time with their friends, up to four nights a week, and less time with their families, according to Weigel.
Previous convention said a chaperone was needed in order to engage in courtship, but these "wild young people" (as one publication referred to them) bucked tradition.
For all the mocking of farbs by hardcore reenactors that goes on in the reenacting hobby, I see those same reenactors making the same mistake that causes the farbs to be farbs – not stopping to give concerted, committed thought to why they’re doing something.
STOP: Thinking of history solely as a series of wars and conflicts.Your clothing should have an appropriate amount of wear, be that what it will, and should be correctly washed when you do so.Also, if you’re doing a military impression of any era or an early period civilian impression, let your clothes get some wear on them.Let them hang from a tree branch for a week, drag them around on the sidewalk a bit, etc.You don’t have to (nor should you) destroy your clothing, but at least break it in a bit!START: Giving extended critical thought to why you’re doing something the way you’re doing it.