How dating used to be
The kind of dances performed then required holding each other, which put those of us who were shy at a disadvantage.Otherwise, a fellow and a girl would be “fixed up” on a blind date by a mutual friend.C and counting the amount of each) allows one to date the death of the once-living things.Perhaps you have heard of Ice Man, a man living in the Alps who died and was entombed in glacial ice until recently when the ice moved and melted.Using relative dating the fossil is compared to something for which an age is already known.For example if you have a fossil trilobite and it was found in the Wheeler Formation.
Using the decays of uranium and thorium, our galaxy has been found to be between 10 and 20 billion years old and the earth has been found to be 4.6 billion years old. Within experimental error, this estimate agrees with the 15 billion year estimate of the age of the Universe.The social rules for dating change from one generation to the next.There was a time when a proper young man and woman could not speak to each other unless they had been formally introduced. On the other hand, I understand from my patients that it is considered bad manners now for young people to date someone who has previously dated one of their friends.I remember a few girls who went out with as many as three of my friends without anyone thinking that they—or the men they dated—were behaving improperly.Back in those days—before computers, or portable phones, or, even, electric typewriters—the rules were different.