Rating and dating
College men will think, ." She also suggested that you get your mom back home to send you flowers from time to time, again, to give the impression of popularity.
The article went on to say that if, for some reason, you did not have a date on a particular night, you should keep the lights off in your dorm room so no one would know you were home.
According to Toney, the rating system works in four areas: face, body, personality, and life situation.
Each category is rated from one to 10."You rate yourself and then you rate the people you're interested in dating.
These dates had to be highly visible, and with many different people, or they didn't count." Ken Myers summarizes this system, " catchwords hammered home, reinforced from all sides until they became the natural vocabulary.
Due primarily to this scarcity of men, two things happened in the United States after World War II pertaining to marriage: Marriage rates climbed, and the average age of those marrying went down.If you're single, dating, and constantly getting dumped, Reba Toney, author of "The Rating Game," knows why and can help.Toney shared her "fool proof" formula for finding your perfect soul mate with Early Show co-anchor Harry Smith and substitute co-anchor and "Insider" host Lara Spencer.His study of Penn State undergraduates detailed a "dating and rating" system based on very clear standards of popularity.Men's popularity needed outward material signs: automobile, clothing, fraternity membership, money, etc.
Instead, it was a "competitive game," a way for girls and boys to demonstrate their popularity.