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A brief history of dating, in one handy timeline

A brief history of dating, in one handy timeline


Written by Wedding Online


From letters received in the WW1 trenches through to the rise of Tinder - there's no better time than Valentine's Day to acquaint yourself with the history of romance

 

In 1956, the cost of the average fist date was £1 - just over £17 in 2018. As reported by a national newspaper at the time, this princely sum covered two cinema tickets, a meal, chocolates and the bus fares home. Compare that to the average cost of a date nowaways - from start to finish, the experience will cost around £127.

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With this in mind, it's fair to say attitudes and approaches towards romance have changed significantly over the last century. Compare the handwritten love letters sent at the turn of the 20th century to the tweets, Tinder swipes and DM'ing modern couples gravitate towards, modern romance is a significantly different arena.

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So how, exactly, have attitudes, etiquette and approaches towards dating and relationships shifted over the last 100 years? BuyAGift.co.uk created this handy infographic to demonstrate precisely how - read for an romantic education!

 

 

 


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