• Wed, Jun 12 2013

Retro Romance: What Dating Was Like In The 1980s

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America in the 1980s was bookended by the murder of John Lennon in 1980 and the fall of the Berlin wall in 1989. In between there was MTV, AIDS, Duran Duran, crack, Michael Jackson, and Tiananmen Square.

If dating in the 1980s had to be summed up in one word, it would be the mall. It was the best of times and it was the most consumerist of times. Guys and girls were shopping for love in all the greedy places. Here’s what dating was like in the 1980s…

Photo: Dirty Dancing (1987).

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  • Anonachocolatemousse

    I love ’80′s movies. But I must say that photo on the main page for this post is from The Breakfast Club and not Dirty Dancing.