Women dating in the 1920s

17 Oct

Unfortunately, settling down in peacetime proved more difficult than expected.

During the war, the young men had fought against both the enemy and death in far away lands, while the young women had bought into the patriotic fervor and aggressively entered the workforce.

Although child labor practices still existed, more and more states were passing restrictions against such exploitation.

Although the word teenager did not come into use until decades later, the teenage mindset dawned in the 1920s.

In the 19th century, the American world consisted of children and adults.

Most Americans tried their best to allow their children to enjoy their youth while they were slowly prepared for the trials and tribulations of adulthood.

These developmental shifts, research suggests, are some of the factors driving the increase in sexual "hookups," or uncommitted sexual encounters, part of a popular cultural change that has infiltrated the lives of emerging adults throughout the Western world.

Hookups are becoming more engrained in popular culture, reflecting both evolved sexual predilections and changing social and sexual scripts.