Though based on a real incident, the story had taken on a life of its own and didn't entirely line up with the facts.Variation is one of the defining characteristics of an urban legend. After two more rounds, one that was stunt-based and another that was question-and-answer, a "couple" was born.
Just by looking at them, it's hard to believe these people are murderers, but the truth is they are all cold-blooded killers.
By the time the word made it into middle-class usage in the early 20th century, dating began to look a lot more like it does now: two people doing some sort of activity together with the possibility of a romantic outcome.
It was still an economic exchange — men, after all, were still footing the bill — but the trade-off for dollars spent was companionship, not (necessarily) sex.
In the 1920s and ‘30s, the concept of "dating and rating" — in which a woman's popularity, or rating, was determined by the amount of dates she had and the quality of men they were with — took hold on college campuses.
, a popular '70s TV show in which recently married couples tried to predict how their spouses would answer personal questions, host Bob Eubanks asked a female contestant how her husband would respond to the following:"Where's the most unusual place you've ever made whoopee?