This means she’s going to be upfront about how she feels and not waste anyone’s time. While she can have fun and let loose, she prefers to do so around people she knows, trusts and takes a real interest in, the same people she knows take a real interest in her. You would think all of those emotions would lead to a number of erratic eruptions but to the contrary, there’s a wisdom and maturity found in these women that allows them to quickly identify what's important and meaningful and what's surface white noise.8. Curiosity may have killed the cat, but it has made the emotionally complex woman captivating.
She will be pretty clear whether or not you two are a match early on, and if you’re not, well, she'll likely pull away because...6. She doesn’t have the skin for one night stands (the stress of the morning after would put her into a panic) and frivolous dating just for the sake of cocktails and conversation. As motivations and feelings interest her, she’s the kind of woman who will do a google search on Grecian dresses and find herself reading about Atlantis two hours later.
She loves history: Yours, Rome’s, the bodega owner’s upbringing, etc.
The institution of dating weakens the traditional family control of its children's mate selection.
The dating and mating gradient developed to limit children's choices of dating partners and thus to increase the likelihood that children would choose an "appropriate" (from the family's perspective) mate.
With the rise of the entertainment culture, with its movie houses and dance halls and their universal appeal across class lines, dating quickly moved up the socio-economic ladder to include middle- and upper-class men and women, as well as the new urbanites.
When one tries to understand how dating has changed over time, and most importantly, how we arrived at the system of courtship and dating we have today, one must realize the monumental cultural shift that occurred during the 1940s, primarily due to World War II.
The courtship experience and ideals of those who grew up before World War II were profoundly different from those of teenagers in the postwar years, and the differences created much intergenerational conflict.