But to younger readers, it may be utterly foreign, antiquated and unrealistic—like viewing a scene from an old black-and-white film in a world accustomed to the rapid-fire images of a high-definition action movie.
Instead, in the 21st century, technology is the way to date.
For this reason, the history of dating tends to be quite different for the LGBT population.
Thus, the phrase "going out on a date" became popularized.
Imagine a simpler time: A well-dressed single gentleman pulls up to the front of a single lady’s home in the early evening, steps out of his car, and approaches her front door.
In the first decade of the twentieth century, men "called upon" young women whom they fancied by (with the permission of her parents) visiting her home.
The two would spend time together, usually with the supervision of her parents so that they may get to know each other on an intellectual and emotional level.