I never heard the story of their first date until a couple of years before my Mom passed away. I got my mom to sit down and tell me about her life while I videotaped her for a few hours, and that was where I heard about their first date.
My mom was in Nursing School in Boston, and my dad came to pick her up at her dormitory (women only) for their date, it was some kind of formal. He was in his full formal dress blues with his cover under his arm and a corsage in a box for her. All the other girls were going out to look down at him while he waited below, and my mom said they were whispering "It's a real man!' and stuff like that...:)
Here they are at my brother's graduation at George Dewey High in Subic Bay:
I admit I am biased, but I always thought my parents were an attractive couple...:)
Any man who served on tincans in war is a real man.