He raps on the door, squares his shoulders and runs through the words of his speech.
Surprisingly, the main players in the marriage process often weren’t just the bride and groom; they were the parents of the bride and groom.
The natural alternative today is a group outing with less stress, less emotional attachment and still enough time to chat and compare personalities.) A date, if approached with the wrong attitude, is reckless frivolity, while courting aims at marriage.
A date with history The history of dating is based on old-fashioned courtship, which itself developed in a variety of ways from the traditional arranged marriages of much of human history.
There are, however, still many parts of the world where arranged marriages are the rule.
In French Canada during the era of settlement in the 17th century, the luxury of free time to spend on courting didn’t exist.