GOING STEADY This concept of "going steady" took on a new meaning in the fifties.
Before the war, "going steady" was a stage young people took only if they were seriously on the path to marriage; however, after the war, the phrase was used more loosely.
When a man "calls" upon a woman, he usually shows up at her house during an "at home" session and presents his card to the maid who then gives it to the young lady.
She then is given the option of accepting his call by letting him in or rejecting it by making up an excuse as to why she cannot see him.
Since the turn of the century, there has been a greater freedom between men and women, for example, both attend the same schools with the same classes.Secondly, the control of the relationship changed hands as the transition was made.When calling was practiced, the female in the relationship held most of the power because men came to see house with her parents present.Because of these entertainment forums, these images will continue to be a pop cultural symbol of the 1950's.After the second World War, teenagers became much more noticeable in America (Bailey 47).After double dating, you would naturally move onto single dating.