Dating practices 1960
It must be understood, however, that to be married in an LDS temple one must have an LDS temple recommend.
"According to a 1957 poll, only 9 percent of Americans thought a single person could be happy.
Historically this European marriage pattern has included a relatively late age of marriage, a large proportion of people remaining single and an emphasis on the nuclear family (which includes a husband, wife and children).
However, during the 20th century, marriage and family arrangements became increasingly diverse.
Premarital intercourse became more common, and this contributed to changing ideas about marriage.
This new way of marriage promised individual gratification, with couples joined together by shared love and sexual attraction, not concepts of responsibility.