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1950s dating customs

about the 1950s—midcentury furniture design and the period’s full-skirted, ladylike fashions, for example. The comically cringe-worthy dating culture and the way women were instructed to behave in order to attract a partner.

Teen dances were shut down, rock'n'roll records were banned, and students were expelled for a multitude of rule infractions.

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.

The guide also adds: 'It is bad manners to put your elbows on the table.

Momentum started to build as this generation developed their own image and style, combined with the purchasing power of an increasingly influential demographic.