In the most recent decades and in the beginning of the 21st century, it has become clear that dating has evolved dramatically.
LGBTQ-identified individuals are becoming much more accepted in mainstream society.
During the 1920s and 1930s, dating became a system of ratings.
Women would only accept date invitations from men with money and gifts and tried to refrain from being seen with the same boy too often.
Around the mid-1960s and in conjunction with the Women's Movement and the emergence of the birth control pill, a sexual revolution began.