The 1970s cemented the concept of dating and casual sex as normative by removing any physical consequences through the legalization of abortion in 1973 and making no-fault divorce legal in 1974.
Add to that the birth control pill and other contraceptive measures, and most of the cultural and practical reasons to restrict sexual activity outside of marriage were obliterated.
For the first time in our nation’s history, there are more unmarried than married adults.
And people are waiting longer than ever to marry—women in their mid- to late twenties on average and men closer to thirty.
This resulted in the greatest change in the social dynamics of singleness in the Western world, with orgies, casual sex, homosexuality, lesbianism, and bisexuality becoming increasingly socially acceptable.
Additionally, that decade saw the first widely available pornography magazine, Playboy, resulting in a shift in the way our society viewed the body and sex.
Because you were born in this day and age, dating seems not only normal but also the only way in which to meet someone you could potentially marry.
The History of Dating Most likely, you view your experiences regarding dating as normative.By the 1930s, however, the social landscape changed dramatically with the rise of the automobile.Cars gave young people freedoms and mobility they never had previously, resulting in increased opportunities for men and women to go out alone and increased temptations for drunkenness and sexual sin.And if you cannot or will not provide, then certain decisions — Will you have children? A History of Dating Mark Driscoll With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, I thought it might be helpful to remind Christians that we worship a single guy who died a virgin.