Teenage dating in the 1960s
Of greatest importance is the increased use of condoms among sexually active young people.
It’s one of those words with which most people are familiar, but have vastly differing opinions of what it means. It summons visions of men women with small tokens of affection and asking their hand in marriage on bended knee.
A number of studies have found that premarital sex became much more acceptable (Coles & Stokes, 1985; Hildebrand & Abramowitz, 1984; Hunt, 1974; King & Sobel, 1975; Robinson et al., 1991; Roche, 1986; Roche & Ramsbey, 1993).So one important point to understand right up front (and about which many inside and outside the church are confused) is that we have not moved a dating system into our courtship system.Since most young adults will marry, the process employed in finding a husband and wife is still considered courtship.A study by Roche and Ramsbey (1993) found that most young people reported a change in attitude since first learning about AIDS.Change in reported behavior was not as widespread as reported change in attitude: only about half reported a behavioral change.