In the 19th century, the American world consisted of children and adults.Most Americans tried their best to allow their children to enjoy their youth while they were slowly prepared for the trials and tribulations of adulthood.
After several meetings, they could be lucky enough to be granted permission for an unchaperoned walk through town.
The automobile simply shattered these old-fashioned traditions.
The single greatest factor that led to the emergence of the independent teenager was the automobile.
Teens enjoyed a freedom from parental supervision unknown to previous generations. In earlier times, young boys and girls spent their first dates at home.
Experimentation with sexual behaviors before marriage became increasingly common.
Young Americans were now able to look beyond their own small towns at an enlarged dating pool.
Parents were waiting longer to goad their youngsters into marriage rather than pairing them off at the tender age of sixteen or seventeen.
In short, it soon became apparent that a new stage of life — the phase — was becoming a reality in America.
The actress, who plays fiery businesswoman Priya Kotecha, uploaded a loved up picture of her with a man on Instagram.
Up until now she has kept his identity under wraps but we can reveal it is hunk Simon who played Home Farm Estate client Hugh Bryant in August last year.
In March she admitted she had been seeing an “actor and writer” but did not divulge his name.