Is there any problem with using advice literature and popular magazines as her main sources? How do these sources bias the story?
How would you characterize modern dating? As you read this book, think of examples from the 2000s that reveal who we are as a courting people.
Read the Introduction fairly carefully.
How does Bailey define “courtship”?
CALLING CARDS AND MONEY
Describe courtship as Bailey does in the first few pages of this chapter. Did you notice the “janitress” with a “piano” story?
Why does Bailey talk about money and control on the bottom of page 21 and the top of page 22? Look at the complaint of the man on page 23 regarding how much he spent on “dating.” What, exactly, are these men buying? Hmmmm.
In this final chapter Bailey attempts to describe the breakdown of meaning in the dating and courtship system in the modern era. Is her description accurate? Are there still well-defined rules of dating? If so, what are they?