As the popularity of television grew in the s, so did America's obsession with celebrities and the latest technological advances. Nowadays, society is completely consumed by technology every minute of the day. Americans are glued to their cell phones, their favorite television shows, and every exploit of their favorite celebrities. Whether subliminal or obvious, morals and values are being taught to today's generation through the media.
What Dating Was Really Like In The 1930s And 1950s
Values and morals in American society: The s versus today
Dating today could not be more different than it was half a century ago. Today, the dating world is overrun by apps, websites, and online matchmaking services that make it possible to find your soulmate with the swipe of a finger. But in the s, dating was far more complicated. People had to jump through hoops, dial numbers on landlines, and ask parents for permission before they could so much as take someone out for a milkshake. Technology isn't the only thing that makes today's dating scene different, either. Compared to modern-day society, young adults in the '50s, '60s, and '70s were just beginning to embrace free love, and primarily only had one thing on their minds: marriage.
Dating in the 1950's compared to today
The era where you could wear fancy poodle skirts, drive the elaborate bright cars, eat at your favorite diner, or catch a movie at the drive in. That sounds pleasant right? Unfortunately during this era women were treated unfairly.
Teenagers in the 's are so iconic that, for some, they represent the last generation of innocence before it is "lost" in the sixties. When asked to imagine this lost group, images of bobbysoxers, letterman jackets, malt shops and sock hops come instantly to mind. Images like these are so classic, they, for a number of people, are "as American as apple pie. Because of these entertainment forums, these images will continue to be a pop cultural symbol of the 's. After the second World War, teenagers became much more noticeable in America Bailey