Dating rules of the 1950s

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Flirting was more covert than overt, especially at dances: "The girls would walk around one way and the guys would walk around the other way," explains Ziegler.

Many customs have evolved over time and become modernized in one way or another.

Back then, dances were known as “sock hops” because girls would take off their saddle shoes and dance around in bobby socks – little white socks that were folded down on top.

Nowadays, some girls still take off their shoes at the prom.

No article on teen dating would be complete without mentioning the quintessential teenage dream: prom.

The prom has been around for a long time, but in the fifties, it was a bit different.

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