1960 s dating life
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.
So there's nothing negative about being single - unless you have children?Speaking of statistics, I'd like to touch base on that topic as well.The problem with family statistics is that the survey crafters are often educated Caucasians who live in the suburbs.Now, when I talk about people who are single at heart (who live their best and most authentic lives as single people), or when individual single people say that they like living single, we get responses like "oh, you just haven't met the right person yet," or, when they are being a bit more presumptuous, "deep down inside, you don't really mean that." But just before 1960, a national survey found that 80 percent of Americans thought that people who wanted to be single were "immoral," "neurotic," or "sick." #2 Maybe those scathing attitudes had something to do with how few single people there were back then.In 1960, only about 32 million Americans, 18 and older, were single (either divorced or widowed or always-single). By 2013, there were 105 million single Americans, accounting for 44 percent of the adult population.
) My mom worked as a medical technologist, running a blood bank and doing some of the first work on AIDS research, and my grandmother lived with us and took care of the kids while Mom was at work. And here's something else about the 60s, I remember the scandal before my grandmother moved in with us, when the college my dad worked for provided a nanny for us, and the nanny was (shudder) black! ) She was wonderful and every time someone gave my dad a hard time about it (which was often), he said there was only one thing to be considered, and that was that Marsha could make his little hellions behave like no one else could, and he didn't care if her skin was purple. De Paulo was trying to make with the parenting statistics is not that it's better for kids to be in single-parent families, but simply that people didn't think they had a choice.