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With the introduction of dating also came the focus on falling in love, rather than finding a society-approved match.

In previous years, love was not seen as being of central importance to a marriage, and if it was to come it would emerge after the wedding had already occurred.

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Women would meet with several men, with her parents present, to whittle the pickings down to the most suitable match for marriage, which heavily relied on factors such as financial and social status.

When a young woman decided on a man she wanted to see exclusively, their activities as a couple took place either in the household, or at social gatherings.

If a young man was interested in a young woman, he would follow the proper protocol of calling upon her, which meant that he would come to the family's home and (hopefully) be welcomed into their parlor.

If he was invited back for subsequent visits, he would be free to come and call upon the young woman during hours specified by her parents.

According to the University of California, Santa Barbara, "Across university campuses, couples publicized their decision to 'go steady' when the man gave the woman an article of his clothing to wear, such as a jacket, sweater, or ring." Dating had become much more about youth culture than about family expectations.

The way in which two people experienced sexuality when dating also shifted.

In the 1950s, "going steady" was the term for being in an exclusive relationship.

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