Dating 100 percent in usa

Food was not only less varied in 1915, but also considerably more expensive.

The typical American spent one-third of his income on food 100 years ago, which is twice today’s share.

Women had more children—three, on average—to help on the farm in the old agrarian economy. For this happy and dramatic improvement, mothers and fathers can thank the professionalization of baby-delivery.

But the more disquieting reason women had so many children was that children were likely to die: Ten percent of infants died in their first year, compared with one in every 168 births in the U. Giving birth at home in 1915 wasn’t merely normal; it was ubiquitous.

Instead, contemporary cookbooks called for keeping sandwiches moist by "wrapping [them] in a dry towel, covered with a towel wrung out of hot water.”The average American ate roughly equivalent amounts of lard and chicken—11.5 pounds and 14 pounds, respectively, per year.

One century later, the ratio has, blessedly, widened.

Meanwhile the share of people over 65 tripled, from 5 percent to 14 percent.

Just about everything a modern single person considers to be a “date” was made possible, or permissible, but the invention and normalization of car-driven romance.

But you wouldn't notice the relative sparseness if you just just stayed home.

The average household was crowded, with more than four people, a figure which has fallen with each passing decade, and now resides just above 2.5 people.

It might be a horrifying consideration for today’s singles, but a first date once meant an introductory chat in the living room with a girl’s parents.

This might have been followed by a deliciously awkward family dinner.

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