Vintage 'Dating Dos and Don'ts:' Tips for Teens in the 1940s

By Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg

A classic educational film guides kids through the complexities of dating, with plenty of amusing (and sexist) advice. Remember girls -- don't act superior. Boys like to know they're appreciated! The excerpt below, "How do you choose a date?" is just part of the 12-minute film, which is available in its entirety at the Prelinger Archive

For more films from the Prelinger Archive, visit http://archive.org/details/prelinger.

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