Dating practices through history

10-Nov-2019 00:46

But he’d had this terrific 20th-century romance with my grandmother where they fell in love before World War II and he’d gone off and come back.

And he was reminiscing about all the big dances and their ebullient energy and joyriding in the 1930s.

And part of what makes it so bewildering is that the script and the roles we play are constantly changing.

I like to joke that "because the internet" is the answer to everything.It's an astounding shift from a century ago, when an unchaperoned "date" was avant-garde, even suspicious to the authorities, writes Moira Weigel in Labor of Love: The Invention of Dating, an extraordinary book published in 2016.