Gail Parent shares the rules of the game from the 1976 issue of Bazaar.
There is a right way and a wrong way of doing everything. Whether you are driving a car, cooking dinner or playing around, you have to know the rules and take it from there. Especially when you call the shots and make the moves, and the name of the game is liberated love.
Rule 1: Use The Lingo
(If you're going to do it like everyone else, you have to talk like everyone else.)
• A thing- affairs are no longer referred to as affairs. They are in the Seventies called "things", as "I have a thing going" or "I'm having this thing."
• A relationship- one step up from a thing. You are asking for his mind as well as his body, as in "he and I are having a relationship."
• Into him- the moment you are thinking of having a thing, or a relationship, as in "the guy I'm into now."
• The guy- what to call him if you are not living with him, as in "the guy I'm going with" (that is the most secure positionRead More »from Time Travel: See the Rules of Dating in 1976