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Dating is an evolution of the courtship ritual; it became common for young couples — like this pair at a soda fountain in the 1960s — to go out for a movie or a meal as part of a courtship. H. Armstrong Roberts/Retrofile/Getty Images hide caption
Before dating evolved, a man would call upon a woman in her home, as shown in this 1882 engraving published in Harper's Weekly. Library of Congress hide caption
The hookup — that meeting and mating ritual that started among high school and college students — is becoming a trend among young people who have entered the workaday world. For the many who are delaying the responsibilities of marriage and child-rearing, hooking up has virtually replaced dating.