Start Dating in the 50s

Dating in the 50s

Meeting in public is a good idea Unlike the traditional custom of collecting and being collected, today it is more common to make your own way to the first date and is sensible to meet in a public place.

Competing for time Modern daters are busy with their lives, and if they’re not around when the phone rings, it is acceptable to call back when convenient or to arrange a second date through a text or email.

Respond immediately to your date invitation If a lady was lucky enough to be asked out, it was her duty to respond immediately and of course with absolute politeness.

HOW HAS DATING CHANGED SINCE PRINCESS ELIZABETH FIRST “STEPPED OUT” WITH HER DASHING PHILIP?

So inviting someone to a pub or restaurant or accepting such invitation is no longer a certain hint at romantic intentions.

Politeness and reference was a critical part of the dating process. We move away from home for work or college and both men and women are juggling busy lives and demands on their time.

We meet more as equals and must make our own decisions.

Always be on time Today it is still considered rude to keep your date waiting for any longer than 5 minutes.