What was dating like in the 1930s
Stanley Jensen says, "I think guys, boys, are attracted to girls. Went to the movies or wherever you was going." Alvin says movies cost him a dime. I still am good friends with some of the girls I used to date back there." Louise Dougharty says her parents were very strict, and she didn't go out with anyone they didn't approve of. The man she eventually married had a car, and they used to drive to the Dairy Queen in Waco.They couldn't afford to buy a hamburger in the 1930s, even on a date.Walter Schmitt says at one time there were three soda fountains in Gresham.
Courtship had given way to dating as we discussed in The Invention of Dating.
But, competitive dating was rising, partially due to the financial crises in the 1930s.