Dating in the 1950s
During World War II, trying to find a fella for a first date was a tricky task, because so many had been drafted.It was then paramount for women to quickly obtain some sort of promise that the relationship would continue upon their fella's return.However apples and pears should be approached with caution, because ‘fruit causes some embarrassment.’ 'The rules of correct procedure vary,' the magazine warned.
Finally, they were able to get out from under their parents' thumb to enjoy activities with those they found attractive.
Uncalibrated radiocarbon ages can be converted to calendar dates by means of calibration curves based on comparison of raw radiocarbon dates of samples independently dated by other methods, such as dendrochronology (dating on the basis of tree growth-rings) and stratigraphy (dating on the basis of sediment layers in mud or sedimentary rock).
Such calibrated dates are expressed as cal BP, where "cal" indicates "calibrated years", or "calendar years", before 1950.
Many scholarly/scientific journals require that published calibrated results be accompanied by the name (standard codes are used) of the laboratory concerned, and other information such as confidence levels, because of differences between the methods used by different laboratories and changes in calibrating methods.
A general post-war prosperity, as well as prosperity and stability in the fashion industry, allowed the ever-growing middle class to enjoy new fashions like never before. Both men and women enjoyed the easy, comfortable attire that they could wear during the relaxing weekends and vacations offered up by their new economic stability.