With the exception of U methods, whose use is restricted to the rather specific depositional environments of shallow marine and terrestrial carbonates, there is no established geochronometric tool capable of dating more than a fraction of the recent past at a resolution adequate to tackle the environmental issues of this period.
The social rules for dating change from one generation to the next.
Otherwise, a fellow and a girl would be “fixed up” on a blind date by a mutual friend.
If it were not permissible to date them in our turn, we would have had no one to date.
I could buy a milkshake for a All the telephones were black.) It was common, around that time, for men and women to meet at parties or at dances.
The kind of dances performed then required holding each other, which put those of us who were shy at a disadvantage.