Meat Market Inception Dates
May 31, 2011 1:31 PM Subscribe
When did "nightlife" start becoming a pickup scene?
posted by sandmanwv to society & culture (22 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I'm looking for answers that relate to the modern western world and excluding times when a large portion of the crowd was getting paid or being paid for the interaction.
Were speakeasies and western saloons open to single people of both sexes? Or is this a relatively recent phenomenon related to the liberalization of the 1960s? Or is this how things have been forever and ever?
Disclaimer: I realize that many places of drink are not places where people go to pickup others of the opposite sex (i.e. meet friends, relax, listen to music, drink good beer), but I, along with my friends almost solely go to meat markets. Even if we are not single.