Dating during 1940

Again, these fashions reflected the style of the utility clothes.1940s Women's Fashions: Image courtesy of Simplicity Printed Patterns 1940s Women's Fashions: Image courtesy of Simplicity Printed Patterns 1940s Women's Fashions: Image courtesy of Vogue Blouses were worn frequently with skirts. 1940s Blouses: Image courtesy of Simplicity Printed Patterns Pants (or slacks) first gained popularity for women during the 1940s.Walter Schmitt says at one time there were three soda fountains in Gresham.

Tailored suits were the dominant form of utility fashion.

1940s Utility Clothes: Image courtesy of Elizabeth Ewing, History of 20 Century Fashion, 1999.

In the evenings, the soda fountain tables in the drug store "would be full.

I mean, it was an occasion to go to town and eat ice cream." Elroy Hoffman (left) says that even when dating got serious, the Depression might still intervene.

Many neo-Freudian psychologists saw homosexuality as being a problem that was caused by a mental illness (Wake, 2008).

In the 1930’s and ’40s, some American psychiatrists and psychologists used methods such as psychotherapy and even electroshock therapy to try to “treat” or “cure” homosexuality (Chiang, 2010). I still am good friends with some of the girls I used to date back there." Louise Dougharty says her parents were very strict, and she didn't go out with anyone they didn't approve of. The man she eventually married had a car, and they used to drive to the Dairy Queen in Waco.Not all dates involved movies, especially if you didn't have the dime.Many people put off getting married because there was no money to start a home and family.And while we're on the subject of romance – for 20 years, former U. Poet Laureate Ted Kooser wrote a new poem each Valentine's Day.1940s Pants: Image courtesy of Elizabeth Ewing By 1947, after WWII was over, the "New Look" began to replace the wartime utility fashions.

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