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Competitive dating

The Game of Love: Competitive Dating in the 1930s

The Roaring 20s party collided headfirst into the 1929 stock market crash. Courtship had given way to dating as we discussed in The Invention of Dating. But, competitive dating was rising, partially due to the financial crises in the 1930s. 13-15 million workers lost their jobs at the height of The Great Depression in 1933. Scarcity was a […]

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Dating tradition

A Dating Tradition Worth Bringing Back?

Today, love can be found with online dating sites, dating apps, and by simply clicking “like” on a social media post. Much like online shopping, finding love is at your fingertips. However, a time existed when a man had to leave his comfort zone and personal confines to seek the woman he’d spend the rest […]

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