In the olden days, if you wanted to contact someone, you had to pick up the phone and actually talk to the person, write a real letter or yes, even meet in person.
There was more straightforward contact and less of a guessing game when trying to interpret a wink emoticon -- when face-to-face, winks are easier to understand.
You don't need to be a damsel in distress to find someone who will treat you with respect or to get the love that you deserve.
If you need further convincing, these retro dating habits (that are slowly becoming extinct) will prove why we all need to stop playing it cool and just be honest about how we feel.
They say that chivalry is dead, but to be fair, so are the days when a woman spent most of her time devoted to her man.
We've definitely come a long way when it comes to equality in relationships, but that doesn't mean you can't yearn for some of the old-fashioned values that made dating more pleasant in days of yore.
A woman who moved too quickly with her beau would have been deemed "fast" -- and that wasn't a compliment.
No matter what generation you're a part of, this rule will always trump all.Meeting the family and going on dates took the place of one-night-stands and moving quickly from relationship to relationship. " and more "Let me get that." The ball was almost constantly in the man's court and he would be in charge of making phone calls and planning dates.Old-fashioned etiquette meant that men were usually in charge of not only planning but also paying for any activities the couple did together. It's a scene you've seen many times in old-fashioned movies: The man pulls up in his shiny, just-washed car, ready to present his date with the flowers and chocolate he picked up on his way.Back in the '50s, going steady meant nixing those mixed signals in the bud by promising to commit and actually meaning it.9. The only way that you'll change your relationship status is by making it clear that you want more.11. Chivalry needs some serious mouth to mouth resuscitation.Okay, Nancy Drew, you won't need to put your facebook stalking skills to use and crack his cryptic statuses for this one. For starters, small gestures (like not letting the door slam in your date's face) should just be common courtesy regardless of gender.13.