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Ten rules for dating my daughter show

Visits and comments poured in from all over the country about how to make courtship work and why it did not work. I’m talking the kind of couples who first kissed at their wedding were filing for divorce. The deal was that if we put up with the rules and awkwardness of courtship now we could avoid the pain of divorce later.

It often had symbols like the girl wearing the guy’s letter jacket.

This telegraphed to everyone at school that she was “off the market” and that she had a “steady beau”.

This is different from my generation, which is encouraged to “wait until you are ready to get married” before pursuing a romantic relationship.

They got married and stayed married till my grandfather passed away half a century later.

When my grandmother dated in middle school (yes, middle school) her parents had one primary rule for her.

The Primary Dating Rule: Don’t go out with the same guy twice in a row. She explained that the lack of exclusivity helped them guard their hearts and kept things from getting too serious too quickly. The lack of exclusivity helped the girls guard their hearts and kept the boys from feeling entitled to the girl.

So what on earth were they doing that worked so well?