On the girl’s side, it was polite to give an immediate answer – no hemming and hawing about it.
While asking for permission from the girl’s parents was the respectful thing to do, it wasn’t the end all be all, as it would have been in the 30s and 40s.
These contemporary dating patterns form a social context that influences somewhat the majority of LDS youth. In some cultures, parents still closely supervise courtship and arrange children's marriages, but youth worldwide have increasing choices in dating and mate selection. Wallace Members of the Church are somewhat distinctive in their dating and courtship practices, but they are also influenced by broader cultural patterns.There was a time not so long ago when asking a girl on a date really meant asking her parents if you could ask that girl on a date. is that of a girl lying on her belly talking on the phone – or, more to the point, sitting next to the phone, waiting for it to ring.These days, a girl might receive anything from a one-line text message (proper spelling optional) to a You Tube serenade, but her parents tend to stay out of that initial ask. Let’s take a walk back through the decades to see just how things have changed. Generally, it was polite to give at least three days’ notice between ‘the ask’ and the date itself.