Reading about the movements and actions of people after the collision....to some extent even before - often made me wonder if they behaved rather differently during a long voyage such as a transatlantic crossing ie sort of let their hair down a bit. I was always under the impression that many people of that era - middle class and above - did not easily mix and talk to strangers, let alone socialise with them while leading a 'normal life' on land. Yet, on board the Titanic you read about 'shipboard companions' of the opposite sex, even though they had not met before. I realise it probably only meant sharing the same dinner table but the overall impression I got was that people tended to be less conservative and shed some of their social inhibitions while at sea. Is that a fact or am I reading too much between the lines?