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December 13th, 2008

Going Steady

Since we have a wide variety of ages represented on the Ping, I thought I’d ask: when was the last time the phrase “going steady” was actually used, seriously? I ask because it Kelly Kapowski used it on an episode of Saved By the Bell. I was in high school at the time and I can guarantee you that nobody ever used that phrase while I was in school.

I’m betting it was last used in the 1960s, but probably not later than that.

Posted in Television, Movies, and Music

COD December 13, 2008, 1:53 pm

When I was in high school in the early to mid 80s the phrase was “going out.” As in, I was going out with Kelly.

Tracy December 13, 2008, 6:51 pm

Haven’t heard the phrase “going steady” since my freshman year in high school…which was back in long time huh? Seriously though I would actually like to know if anyone takes dating and relationships serious these days.

Adam December 14, 2008, 1:25 am

We also called it “going out.” Same principle. My parents used that phrase, though. Usually when they wanted to explain to someone their age what “going out” meant. So, yeah, I think 60s or 70s was when it was more common.

Steve A December 14, 2008, 1:46 am

I remember the term going steady in CA from grade school (62-70). I think steady or out was in use in WA up to 74.


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