Most teenage dates happened on Saturday nights and were usually to the movies or a local dance.
The boy was expected to call and collect the girl from her home, usually meeting the parents.
Then eventually you would start "going steady" with a person (this usually, in highschool involved "Pinning" or the girl would perhaps start wearing the boy's jacket) It certainly wasn't as innocent as nostalgia would like to paint it but it was a lot less ... With the sexual revolution in the 60s the definition of dating (with the advent of the free love moment) changed becoming synonymous with "going steady" with the pre-going steady phase now called "seeing someone".
It was not uncommon to DATE several people at once.
In the developed countries, the sight of seeing children sleeping on the streets was basically unheard of. Even if most of this was the result of being blissfully unaware about what was really going on in the world around them, I must admit though, there was alot about the 1960's that was enjoyable.
Teenage dating nearly fifty years ago was very different from the social practices of today.
He was expected to pay for the movie tickets and any after movie refreshments.
Because the boy had paid, it was presumed the boy had the right to hold the girl’s hand or put his arm around her during the movies.