Here's What Dating Was Like In The 40s

What men, women, sex and dating were like 70 years ago.

1940s couple

It's hard for us to remember what dating was like before texting, Gchat and Facebook. But we rarely think about what it was like beyond that, and how different things were in other eras.

From World War II to the baby boom, there was a lot going on in the 1940s. The life expectancy rates were lower, birth control options were limited and divorce rates were down.

So, what was it like to date and be in love back when men were at war and women were entering the workforce? Our friends at The Gloss took a closer look at the decade.


Read more about dating in the 1940s at The Gloss: Retro Romance: What Dating Was Like In The 1940s

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