What are the norms associated with dating in the 1950s?
In the 1950s, dating protocol had men in charge. It was considered improper for a woman to approach a man about going out on a date. As one young man wrote to Seventeen magazine back in 1959: Once he meets a girl—and becomes interested in her—a boy must indulge in a sly, artful practice called pursuit.
What were social issues in the 1940s?
Schools, water fountains, movie theaters, neighborhoods, and hospitals were segregated so that the races could not mix. Race riots were also a big problem. The Japanese Americans were also discriminated against because Japan had bombed Pearl Harbor.
What were the trends in the 1940s?
1940s Fashion Trends Plaid A-line skirts with white button down blouses. Victory suits: man-tailored skirt and jackets. Wide leg, high waisted pants. Workwear overalls and jeans created the Rosie the Riveter look.
What was popular in the 1940s?
Much of popular culture was entrenched in anti-German and anti-Japanese sentiment. This is to expected when you are fighting a war against someone. Still, the 40s brought us Jeep, the Slinky, Velcro, Tupperware AND Frisbee. And all of the Beatles were born in the 40s.