It's not as if all women suddenly start picturing a future once they've slept with someone.
Teenagers in the 1950's are so iconic that, for some, they represent the last generation of innocence before it is "lost" in the sixties.
This practice was soon picked up by the upper classes, and from there it progressed into the middle class, with which it is still inherently associated today (Bailey 17).
Calling and dating are so intrinsically different it is hard to imagine how the transition from one to another was even made.
Because of these entertainment forums, these images will continue to be a pop cultural symbol of the 1950's.
After the second World War, teenagers became much more noticeable in America (Bailey 47).
No harm in reiterating that you're not ready to get into anything heavy or be exclusive.
Dating essentially replaced the practice of calling which was the primary way of courtship before the mid-1920's.
Then again, few other countries have the same social conditions as America.
Since the turn of the century, there has been a greater freedom between men and women, for example, both attend the same schools with the same classes.
When asked to imagine this lost group, images of bobbysoxers, letterman jackets, malt shops and sock hops come instantly to mind.
Images like these are so classic, they, for a number of people, are "as American as apple pie." They are produced and perpetuated by the media, through films like .