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Dating and Sex in Buford: A Look at Past Attitudes Towards Teen Romance

Ever wonder what Buford teens thought about dating and sex way-back-when?

By Rebecca Bradshaw

Ever wonder what Buford teens thought about dating and sex way-back-when? The following appeared in an April 1951 edition of the  Green and White, Buford High School's newspaper from the 1930s through the 1950sThe poll covered everything from dancing to Dutch Treats (sharing expenses), as well as the students' opinion on the need for sex education in schools

("Boy/girl"  indicate that girls were asked about boys, and boys asked about girls)

1. Do you think boys/girls are the main interest of most high school girls/boys?     

Girls: Yes: 22   No: 13   Uncertain: 6     

Boys: Yes: 19  No: 13   Uncertain: 5

2. Do you think high school boys and girls should go steady?      

Girls: Yes: 9   No: 26   Uncertain: 6     

Boys: Yes: 19  No: 13   Uncertain: 5

3. Do you think it's better for high school boys and girls to double date? 

Girls: Yes: 36   No: 3   Uncertain: 2       

Boys: Yes: 29 No: 3   Uncertain: 3

4. Is it better for high school boys and girls to have dates for specific affairs--a dance, movies, team games, etc?      

Girls: Yes: 34  No: 5  Uncertain: 2      

Boys: Yes: 22  No: 9  Uncertain: 5

Read more poll results on Buford Patch.

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