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Best dating advice columns from the 1930s

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Call it Gatsby Fever if you like, but there's no stopping it these days -- from the lavish theme parties to the art deco weddings to themed dinner soirees, our interest in the Roaring '20s is reaching full-blown-obsession status.

But what was life really like for young people in the '20s, the decade that ushered in years of sustained economic growth up until the last year, anywaythe women's liberation movement, Amelia Earhart and the birth of dating?

Here's a look at some of the biggest cultural events that shaped dating in the Gatsby-era. InProhibition began with the passage of the 18th Amendment, and lasted until its repeal in As anyone who's ever watched a '20s movie knows, this in no way stopped young "Best dating advice columns from the 1930s" from drinking.

Young couples snuck off to underground speakeasys and both women and men carried concealed flasks, filled to fuel the night's escapades. Scott himself put it, "When prohibition came The rise of women's suffrage had a -- not surprisingly -- significant impact on women of all ages.

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By moving into the public arena, women at last found a forum to battle their rigid domestic roles, and paved the way Best dating advice columns from the 1930s independence and equality. For young women, the concept of a life focused on individual pursuits rather than simply "get married and start having babies" meant a whole new culture of freedom to go out and enjoy themselves, just for the sake of it.

Remember your high school American History lesson about Ford's assembly line? One result of his mass production genius was that car ownership exploded.

And what better way to foster romance than in a car? Couples finally had a way to head off on unchaperoned dates, plus they had a private space to snuggle up close at the end of the night.

Of course, not everyone acted responsibly when it came to cars and dates.

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