Whether you preferred to dance the night away at a speakeasy like Phryne or accompany your beau to a church social like Dottie, dating in the 1920s offered something for everyone. Hemlines were getting shorter, the Women’s Movement was well underway, and the newfangled motor car gave daring couple a new avenue to romance. In fact, The Miami News reported in 1922 that the leading cause of car accidents in that city was “driving with one hand and holding (a) girl with the other.”
The most-well known and perhaps the most maligned trend of the Roaring '20s was the “flapper,” a young woman who could be recognized by her bobbed hair, fringed skirt, and bare knees. Like Miss Fisher, this bright young thing could often be found dancing the Charleston and sipping illegal champagne. Being called a flapper was to be named bold, daring, and young, but it also carried connotations of loose morals, especially among older generations—after all, nice girls didn’t smoke, drink, and dance provocatively!