A Brief History of Courtship and Dating in America, Part 1

Dating rules in the 1800s Books about courtship etiquettes Social rules in the victorian era The primary method of knowing prospective suitors were Balls and dances. Society would know young Victorian ladies through a ball or dance. After marriage, the property of the woman was automatically transferred to her husband. The Victorian girls, from the very beginning, were well trained and groomed to become the perfect wives and mothers. A woman was never permitted to go out alone and meet a gentleman. Thus, some or the other kind of supervision was ensured when the couples were meeting.

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Skip Burzumato March 1, 2007 Confused by the dating scene? It might help to see where it came from. Whenever possible, I love to use the word courtship in everyday conversation with young and old alike. For many, courtship is an old-fashioned word. It summons visions of men wooing women with small tokens of affection and asking their hand in marriage on bended knee.

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Glancing through the extensive How-to-find-Mr-Right section in a bookshop, the last thing you'd think single women needed was another self-help volume. Particularly one beamed straight from the Victorian era, when women were groomed to be nothing more than fragile wallflowers.



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The all-important first date isn't easy. And yet traditional dates are held up as a romantic ideal, the kind the older generation desperately wants Millennials to learn so much so that a Boston College professor is teaching a course on it. There's just one problem. The "classic first date" is bullshit, because there has never been one standard for it. Case in point. all of history. Dating is actually a pretty recent phenomenon, in the grand history of civilization.

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With the advent of new technologies cell phones, social media, Tinder, etc. It is important to note that historically many of these mainstream rituals were strictly confined to heterosexual dating. Dating did not yet exist in the modern sense; society instead favored a courtship model which almost entirely consisted of one long, parentally-controlled audition for marriage. Marriage during this time was less a public declaration of mutual affection and more an essential means of legally exchanging property between families.

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