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However, between the late 1800s and the first few decades of the 1900s the new system of “dating” added new stages to courtship.
One of the most obvious changes was that it multiplied the number of partners (from serious to casual) an individual was likely to have before marriage.
As with the birth control pill, the increased number of divorces may have been a matter of convenience, as states started adopting "no fault" divorce laws, making divorce easier to obtain.
The increasing reality that some marriages don't last forever may have contributed to the casual approach to dating and fewer couples seeking marriage.
Prom and formals could be expensive events and “the girl had to be willing to help her boyfriend save up for the event by budgeting ‘their’ money, even if it meant sitting home together.” If the date didn’t involve “sitting home together,” private time together consisted of parking on a less-trafficked road, the drive-in movie theater, or the overlook.