Joan is Joan is "Unattached but doesn't want to go steady." Bruce Griffith  Bruce Griffith "has a girlfriend but she doesn't like me much."

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capefear:

Teen Dating Fads, 1957

Sword Signals

I really cannot handle how funny “I have a girlfriend but she doesn’t like me much,” is. I mean, it was so common it needed it’s own pin signals. That is fantastic. 

I enjoy the ominous tone of the last sentence. “The fad, spreading furiously throughout San Diego County, threatens to head north to Hollywood, after which there may be no stopping it.” RUN FOR YOUR LIVES.