Things That Were Socially Acceptable In The 90’s, But Not Today

Posted by Editorial Staff in History

Lots of things have changed during the past years. People are not the same as they were in their 90’s. The trends and things we used to follow in our 90’s is not at all acceptable in today’s era. Things have changed so as people.

Given below are few examples from the 90’s which are not applicable in today’s era. No one will accept these changes in their life. In the 90’s people used to go out for shopping, no proper internet and many such issues. But now most of our generation depends on Internet.


#1 Brown Lipstick:

Ever wonder what your face would look like if you had a turd instead of lips? Thanks to brown lipstick, we never had to wonder!


#2 Telephone Numbers:

Memorizing phone numbers. Back then, it was necessary. Now if you tell someone you memorized their number, it makes you look like you're obsessed with them. What kind of weirdo memorizes peoples' numbers!?


#3 Making Plans:

Making plans with someone multiple days in advance, not talking to them about it again, and just showing up without having to confirm that day that your plans are still on.


#4 Middle Parts:

Also known as “The Jordan Catalano” or “The Shawn Hunter.” Those phrases didn’t quite catch on like “The Rachel” did, but you get it.

#5 Frosted Tips:

This bled into the 2000s. Speaking of blood, my heart still beats for Pacey Witter.

Reddit user nlippe remembers this trendy bleached style of the '90s, while user Jinn_and_tonic calls out *NSYNC-era Justin Timberlake for his "bleached, ramen noodle hair." But frosted tips aren't the online trend trends commenters are glad we left in the '90s: NachoTacoYo recalls "pants that can unzip and become shorts," and funkmasterem remembers Puka shell necklaces.


#6 Sitting in front of the TV:

There was no binge watching. If you wanted to watch the next episode, you'd have to wait until it aired the next week. If you wanted to watch an older episode, you had to wait until a rerun aired. We were fools.


#7 Airplane terminal Meetings:

Saying goodbye to someone at a gate at the airport without a plane ticket

Commenter Reddit_is_my_power is right: Bidding someone farewell at the airport gate - without your own boarding pass - definitely wouldn't fly today.


#8 Sweater around the Waist:

Okay, some people can still get away with that. I am not one of those people.


#9 Photograph Backgrounds:

Elementary school photos from the ‘90s are usually pretty hilarious. The strange hairstyles and wardrobe were one thing, but the strange backgrounds were always wild. You definitely don’t see any school pictures with lasers in the background anymore.


#10 The Macarena:

Doing this dance was a pretty popular thing at most school dances or weddings. The sad thing is if this song started playing today there probably would be a few 90’s babies who remember the whole routine.


#11 Pushing Someone in the Pool:

This was seen as a funny prank back in the day, but if you were to do this to someone now you would definitely be facing a friend who is demanding you to replace their water-logged phone.

#12 Shopping:

Nowadays, we go to stores to look at stuff…then order it cheaper on Amazon. It’s our fault that Borders is dead.


#13 Web Patience:

Remember the sound your computer would make as you connected to the Internet? Reddit user ASmittenKitn recreates it almost perfectly with this comment: "Pshhhkkkkkkrrrrkakingkakingkakingtshchchchchchchchcchdingdingding." Yeah, our Wi-Fi routers definitely don't make a noise like that - or any noise at all, really.

#14 Sending Faxes:

In the 90’s, faxing was a pretty common way to send documents and files quickly. This was before the days when documents were in the form of a computer file.

#15 Stage Sandals:

Although platforms are coming back, there is a limit. In the 90’s, it was hip to rock a pair of platform sandals that could get up to this high! This looks like a recipe for a broken ankle and it should probably stay in the 90’s.


#16 Cassette Tapes:

Even if you’re a die hard fan of a musician, you’re most likely not going to be listening to your music on a cassette tape. People would have to drag around a walkman, as well as multiple tapes or mix tapes if they wanted to switch artists. Nowadays most people just use their phones or their iPhone to store 10 times as much music as a tape can hold.