Just for fun: What era would you want to live in?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: What era(s) would you live in?
    pre 1920's : (50 votes)
    16 %
    1920's : (37 votes)
    12 %
    1930's : (13 votes)
    4 %
    1940;s : (23 votes)
    7 %
    1950's : (52 votes)
    17 %
    1960's : (38 votes)
    12 %
    1970's : (29 votes)
    9 %
    1980;s : (14 votes)
    4 %
    1990s-present : (56 votes)
    18 %
  • Post # 3
    1253 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    I’d either do pre-1920s (I want to wear some amazing Victorian ballgowns!) or the 50s. Again, yay fantastic dresses!

    Post # 4
    2576 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    For me, definitely the 1960s in one of those cute American neighborhoods they show in movies/on tv (Now and Then, Wonder Years). I love the fashions then – go-go boots and bug sunglasses (Mad Men anyone?), and America was at its prime. Also, women were starting to have more of a voice then – I would not have lasted in the 1950s!

    Post # 5
    2394 posts
    Buzzing bee

    Did they even have tampons in the 1920s? What about air-conditioning and washing machines. No thanks! 

    I voted 1970s because I actually did live in the 1970s and they were pretty great times. 

    Post # 7
    1822 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013 - Pavilion overlooking golf course scenery, reception at banquet hall

    I voted 70s, but I would vote as late as possible because I like the progress made in civil/womens’ rights too much to justify voting for pretty fashion trends or whatever.

    ….*is a fun-sucker*

    Post # 8
    1019 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    The 1950s were sh*tty times for a lot of people in America, but damn if tv doesn’t make it look like the best. 

    Post # 10
    729 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I would pick about 1910s that way I get the turn of the century and also the 1920s, 


    I used to always play this game with friends, of course I always added “but only if I were rich” and “white”

    Post # 11
    11379 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    @wisher558:  when i was young, i loved the 50s.  we often had 50s style dances and had to dress up in poodle skirts and bobby socks.  i loved happy days and the movie grease.

    i love the styles of the 60s.  not the hippy style but the clean, classic looks.  i also like the furniture and housing style of this era.  clean lines and minimalistic looks.  you see a lot of that today.

    i lived through all of the 70s but i was too young to really enjoy it.  i love the music of the mid to late 70s.  i love disco and doing the hustle.  i would have loved to go to the real disco clubs like studio 54.

    Post # 12
    315 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    1940’s! I love the style, all the amazing dresses and hairstyles! Everyone seemed so put together! Now WWII wouldn’t be fun, but I just love that time period!

    Post # 13
    4656 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    70s/80s – after there had been progress in civil rights but before the music got crappy.

    Post # 14
    146 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2008

    No era other then now, because without modern medicine I probably wouldn’t have been able to have kids. I’m fun, I know.

    Post # 15
    4698 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Am I really the only one who picked 90’s+? I’m disappointed to see how many people romanticize the 50’s and 60’s.

    @MrsNewDay: Somehow I’m guessing you are either white, or if not, you have a fairly shallow awareness of American history, if you think the USA was “at it’s prime” in the 60’s.

    You can dress in go-go boots and giant sunglasses and put a pastel fridge in your house now without having to regress in any other way – in fact it’s so trendy no one would even look at you askance, people would think you have awesome style. (I will the the first to agree that the fashion and aesthetic of the age was spetacular, but the socio-political environment is not worth it.)

    On the whole can’t imagine willingly giving up the choice and openness and technology of now. Things aren’t perfect but MOST things are sure as hell better than they used to be. Nostalgia is overrated. As fascinating as it would be to live through some of the pivots and tumbles of history in the 60’s and 70’s I’d be met with aggravation and frustration at every path.

    If you took any of those people from the 60’s and you told them about today, and asked if they wanted to go there, most people (who are not rich straight white christian conservative men) would jump at it. Just imagine.

    -Women can enter nearly any field and make nearly as much as men and are closing the gap all the time.

    -It is illegal to discriminate in employment or housing on the basis of things like race and sex.

    -Corporations are required to obey legislation and regulation regarding how much crap they can dump into our ground and rivers and oceans.

    -We have a black president and multiple openly non-heterosexual congresspeople and senators.

    -I have a device I can hold in my hand that can answer almost any question that could enter my brain.

    -Basically any of thousands of medical advancements that prolong and improve lives

    etc. etc. etc.

    If I were a woman in the 60’s I would be clamoring to live in a future like this. The world of today is amazing. Why would I want to go back?

    Well, yeah, ’cause now we live in, in an amazing, amazing world and it’s wasted on the, on the crappiest generation of just spoiled idiots that don’t care because, this is what people are like now. They got their phone and they’re like eeaagh, it won’t, give it a second! Give it, it’s going to space, would ya give it a second to get back from space, it’s the speed of light, it’s true, it’s true. […] Everything is amazing and nobody’s happy. -Louis C.K.

    Post # 16
    1346 posts
    Bumble bee

    The Middle Ages, Age of Enlightenment, 60’s-80’s or the 20’s and 30’s.


    I would live in Ancient Egypt (from Aegyptus to the Ptolemaic Kingdom) but I’d likely be a slave or servant, so I’d only do it if I could be wealthy (not at the cost of others) or as an observer.

    ETA: Also I’d be a total pirate groupie in the Golden Age of Piracy.

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