16 Vintage Photos That Will Make You Wish You Dated Before Tinder Was A Thing

Most of us can’t fathom the thought of going a day without our cell phones – that means you’d have to actually speak to one another, capture moments with a real camera, and meet a guy at the store or at work. We wouldn’t be able to swipe right or left to accept or decline prospective dates. Yikes.

It is hard to wrap our minds around the fact that there was once a time without Snapchat, texting, and email, but it was wonderful. Couples went to drive-ins instead of overindulging on Netflix, and they shared milkshakes instead of photos. Both generations have pros and cons when it comes to the dating style, but looking at these 16 vintage photos will give you nostalgia for a generation you weren’t even a part of.

Where There Was Music, There Was Dancing

0XSGHBk (1)

Drive-Ins Were The Best Way To Watch A Movie

11376445766_1be9e729ce_o

Milkshake Dates Were A Regular Thing

tumblr_mxyxqquFoI1spnrnfo1_500

They Had To Say Goodbye At The End Of The Night

c5f6df03b2f97623babf52204b3fad14_h

Couples Double Dated On Picnics

couples-picnic

Vacationing At The Beach Was A Summer Favorite

Long Car Rides To Nowhere Were A Friday Night "Must"

Two teenage couples riding in a car while on a date

 

Couples Played Games Together - Go Fish, Anyone?

Ball And Arnaz

 

Couples Were Active Together - Staying Indoors Was Not An Option

tennis-pic

Horseback Riding Was A Beautiful Way To Spend An Afternoon

sdPzGKE

There Was No "Facebook Official" - They Got Pinned!

12uQ1mn

Bike Riding On A Sunday Morning Was Always A Good Date Idea

1950s-teen-boy-girl-couple-riding-bikes-down-residential-street

There Was No Downloading Music. Couples Bought And Listened To Records Together

c4e27eb8fc74bc5289f72d8ad3bb9877

 

Men Serenaded Their Ladies

Joan_Baez_Bob_Dylan

Ending The Date At A 24 Hour Diner Was Assumed

rock_and_roll_1950s

 

Guys Called The Next Day

1