The couple would then be given a strict curfew time the girl had to be home by. On Saturday girls spent all afternoon preparing for their date.
The ritual involved washing and setting their hair in curlers to get the big bouffant look of the 60s.
Girls were also advised that they should not appear more intelligent or more knowledgeable than their date. The dating boundaries and consequences of pushing those boundaries were understood by all. In many places formal dating seems to be a thing of the past.
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Then finger nails had to be painted and clothes put out ready.
Closer to the time of the date make-up had to be applied, this usually taking a long time, as everything had to be exactly right.