Dating etiquette in 1910
During World War II, canteens and USOs sprang up around military bases to provide a haven where dancing and socializing were encouraged and opportunities to meet people from different backgrounds flourished.
With North Carolina's economy booming after World War II, roller skating gained in popularity, and swimming pools also became a popular hangout.
Dancing won’t start until about 6 couples have arrived, with the music provided by a small orchestra of about three or four musicians playing stringed instruments.
With the appearance of the automobile, particularly closed cars, a couple's "mobile parlor" enabled them to attend parties and dances in towns miles away.
Driving became a favorite pastime and, coupled with a leisurely picnic, an ideal courting activity.
World War I fueled the pen pal courtship; girls felt it was their patriotic duty to write to lonely soldiers.
Broadcast messages of love were sent from overseas back to sweethearts in North Carolina.A ball was a large, formal gathering, while a dance was more casual, and would have fewer people, mostly friends, attending. First and foremost, we’ve got to be on time–the term “fashionably late” has yet to be invented.