Old time dating terms
The first decade of the 20th century was marked by the figure of the gentleman caller.
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.
Still, the ultimate and very apparent goal was still that of marriage.
This stands in stark contrast to today's dating world, when the topic of marriage may not be brought up for several years.
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.
The era's fiction frequently drew on love themes, while articles, essays, and public orations stressed mutual respect, reciprocity, and romance as ingredients of good marriages.
Whether you're single or in a relationship, keeping up with dating slang can be hard.