Dating in the 1920 s

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During World War II, trying to find a fella for a first date was a tricky task, because so many had been drafted.

It was then paramount for women to quickly obtain some sort of promise that the relationship would continue upon their fella's return.

Gone were the corsets, elaborate long hair, layers of petticoats, as well as Victorian morality. No longer tied to tradition, you redefined what it meant to be a lady.

It was the perfect time to be young and thin (isn’t it always?

The music was loud, the lights were low - and unless you looked like the back of a bus you almost always got a dance.

It was the perfect breeding ground for lasting love.

First dates would include attending a dance or hitting up an amusement park, an interviewer in the 1920s.

Back then, with the goal of finding their child a spouse that could physically help in maintaining the family home or bear children."A few of us girls went to a dance on that night and that's where I met my fate."For Frank and Anita's generation, the local dance, held in the town hall or church youth club, was the prime location in which to look for love.In most parts of the country they were the only organised entertainment available to young people.Frank and Anita Milford, who became Britain's longest-married living couple when they celebrated their 78th wedding anniversary last week, met at a dance in Plymouth in 1926."I was living a few miles away in Saltash at the time but Frank was a local lad," Anita told reporters.

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