We have come a long way with using technology in courtship. Romance is enhanced by texting, sending pictures, and other communication methods that we never dreamed about years ago. And of course these have presented many embarrassing moments. But there were challenges in technology in past generations as well. Here is an example from the sixties.
At the end of their first date, a young man takes his favorite girl home. They have had a good time so he decides to try for that important goodnight kiss.
With an air of casual confidence, he leans with his hand against the wall and, smiling, says to her, “How about a goodnight kiss?”
Horrified, she replies, “Are you mad? My parents will see us!”
“Oh, come on, there’s nobody around, they’re all sleeping!”
“No way! It’s just too risky!”
“Oh, please, we had such a good time.”
“I agree, but my family teases me enough as it is.”
Out of the blue, the porch light goes on, and the girl’s sister, in pajamas, hair disheveled, flings open the door .
In a sleepy voice the sister says: “Dad says to go ahead and kiss him. Or I can do it. Of if need be, he’ll come down himself and do it. But for crying out loud, tell him to take his hand off the intercom button!”