Dating do and dont
The film is one of many public domain films in the Prelinger archives.
If you don’t share the same faith and basic values from the start, trust us: Don’t waste precious hours that could be spent with your kids on a guy who’s not for you.
is a 1949 instructional film designed for American high schools, to teach adolescents basic dating skills, produced by Coronet Instructional Films and directed by Gilbert Altschul with the assistance of Reuben Hill, Research Professor of Family Life at the University of North Carolina.
In this film, the boy is the sole initiator of any contact with the girl, and all arrangements are made under the warm supervision of the family, particularly a mother who is a matriarchal housewife.
If you wouldn’t be okay with your daughter spending the night with her high school boyfriend, you can’t indulge in that kind of behavior in your own dating relationships. Don’t shred your moral credibility with your children while you look for mister right, no matter how tempting it may be.
If your children are young, you may be tempted to think you can get away with bending the rules.