Dating like 1960s


Candid photos taken at the wedding (bride alone or couple) should be submitted, along with wedding information, by photographer or family within 10 days following wedding. He was one of a group of personalities queried about the status of romance in the space age. Candy and flowers used to be considered necessary to any courtship.

Information should be typed on a regulation wedding form supplied by photographer, or available by phoning The News wedding editor at ST 6-7111, Ext. But the romantic approach - that slower, measured way to emotional attachment - is less apparent. If you don't make up your mind about someone today, you may never see her again tomorrow." "Romance is dead." pop singer Bobby Vinton said flatly. Now they're nice but extraneous." Actress Jayne Mansfield.

One of the conventions they put a new spin on, and consequently revolutionize, is the idea and practice of dating.

The New Yorker reports that in 1965, Lewis Altfest, a 25-year-old accountant, and his friend Robert Ross, a computer programmer for IBM, then made their own version: Project TACT (Technical Automated Compatibility Testing) for young New Yorkers living on the Upper East Side.A new policy is now in effect for weddings to be submitted for publication in The News women's pages. Singers then crooned of pretty girls who were like melodies and of love in bloom.Wedding information and pre-bridals (pictures taken at the studio prior to the wedding) must be received at least five days before the ceremony. Nowadays pop songs discourse on the shape your stomach is in, or on going to a go go. "Lots of romance is still going on, especially among the young." said Oleg Cassini, dapper fashion designer and bon vivant."If there is less romance now," Greenwald went on, "it's because there is less postponement of gratification. Wyatt Cooper, the former Gloria Vanderbilt, put it elegantly: "Romance, like the precious century plant, only blooms when it is not watched. No, snapped Eve Merriam, happily married author of "After Nora Slammed the Door" and other books on women and their problems. Romance is the worst approach to love and marriage I know." "I define romance in the Hollywood sense falling in love and staying in love in a monogamous way for the rest of your life. Armound Rubert Meyer (Georgia Pauline Johnson) who spoke their vows in a double ring ceremony performed by the Rev. Her fingertip veil was attached to a crown of seed pearls and sequins and she carried a bouquet of white orchids and stephanotis. A mother of a June bride-to-be asked me what current attitudes are on the display of wedding gifts and for the answer I checked with a top-notch bridal consultant, Norma Black. Many mothers of this year's brides were married in wartime in small and extremely simple weddings; displays and fancy receptions were not feasible or desirable.Romantic marriage is finding a mate by all the standards of mass media, including the Hollywood movies, the television situation comedies and the advertising columns of your favorite periodicals." Source: Daily Capital News, Jefferson City, Mo. Nevertheless, men still popped the question, and women still said "yes", assuming of course, the man produced an engagement ring, diamond engagement ring, bien sûr! Those wild South Dakotans had no waiting period to get married, causing many eager, lovesick couples to high-tail it to South Dakota to start their life of bliss together 3 whole days sooner! We can also remember the gala weddings of prewar days when gifts were displayed like so much loot with cards attached and sometimes even the wrappings.Clients paid and answered more than a hundred questions, such as whether women would prefer to "find their ideal man in a camp chopping wood, in a studio painting a canvas, or in a garage working a pillar drill." The answers were fed into an IBM 1400 Series computer, "which then spit out your matches, five blue cards, if you were a woman, or five pink ones, if you were a man." TACT eventually spread all over New York, but was well ahead of its time, given that it was suspect in a criminal investigation after the Kings County Board of Education noticed students filling out "questionable" dating surveys.

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