Sexual promiscuity has remained prominent, as well as problem for many girls, specifically teenagers, who find themselves pregnant and in a difficult position to support themselves and their child.
Lovers had the opportunity to spend time alone with other singles their own age, and could go on dates with multiple people until they found someone to see exclusively.
Exclusive couples often shared letter jackets and rings with the expectation that the relationship would lead to marriage.
Modern American dating is a product of the precedents set by the past.
With many different religious traditions, personal ethics, and other guiding principles shaping the way different subsets of American date, there is not one way to sum up modern dating culture.
Family and loyalty to its members is the most important value for them, but conservative attitudes toward women still exist, especially in rural areas where families tend to be traditional and parental approval for selecting a spouse is still important.