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(In those years prices changed depending on the time of day). And lastly, I had to make sure I had enough for the bus fare to return home. and is now the present site of The Chicago City Hall.
Lean back and turn the clock to my teen years when dating was a mystery and the rules and etiquette were defined. That meant there were five men in the house and our mother.
I had no idea of what you do on a date, especially my first. First you had to ask the girl you liked to "go out with you". Then you had to set the exact time; dates were usually on Saturday night.
For social scientists, studies of courtship usually look at the process of "mate selection." (Social scientists, among whom I number myself from time to time, will never be accused of being romantics.) For the purpose of this article the , prior to the early 20th century, courtship involved one man and one woman spending intentional time together to get to know each other with the expressed purpose of evaluating the other as a potential husband or wife.
The man and the woman usually were members of the same community, and the courting usually was done in the woman's home in the presence (and under the watchful eye) of her family, most often Mom and brothers.