1950s dating customs
It also shows the beginning of social changes, such as divorce reform and the introduction of the contraceptive pill, which impacted on wedlock.During the 1950s, a sense of uniformity pervaded American society.
Conformity was common, as young and old alike followed group norms rather than striking out on their own.
Though men and women had been forced into new employment patterns during World War II, once the war was over, traditional roles were reaffirmed.
I've collected as many of them as I could find — all via the wonderful craptoy Flickr page, a page that contains 22 sets of over 5,000 unique vintage images, including well over 1,000 adverts.
Anyway, these ads ran in such titles as Mc Call's, Ladies Home Journal, and Good Housekeeping.
And it wasn’t just dessert which could cause a problem, the magazine steered women away from fish because it could be ‘difficult to manage’ and when the meal was over, they were reminded it was ‘bad taste’ to leave lipstick marks on a cup.