1960s dating customs

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Whether matchmaking soul mates, facilitating marriages or simply starting two strangers off on the right path, online dating is jaw-droppingly brilliant in that it taps into something people do every day – meet other people speculatively with a view to romance. Independent Dating take a stroll back through dating heritage, to see how we’ve arrived at the advance and sophisticated services that we use today.

Dating Agencies have been around longer than most people would probably imagine.

So long in fact, that we’d need to go all the way back to the 16century when courting was rooted in the era of arranged marriages.

Believe it or not the first agency was run by Parish Vicars, who would put together lists of candidates who they believed were compatible for marriage.

As with other Scandinavian countries, Norwegian men and women have developed dating practices that are outwardly progressive while remaining humble in spirit.

With a recent influx of asylum seeking immigrants that has altered the homogeneity somewhat, Norwegian men and women are open to outsiders in the dating world, as long as they are not subject to archaic traditions and values.

Real identities were not used so it was a service that relied very much on pure chance as to who you would end up with.

A little later, in 1825, a London based Agency opened its doors to business.

Jante Law consists of cultural premises that have influence in many facets of Norwegian life.

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