Dating origin life
Courting was rooted in the era of arranged marriages, though the couple and their feelings often played an important role.
Still, families often met to discuss how this marriage would benefit not only the bride and groom, but the respective clans.
Laughable perhaps, but several hundred years ago that was a common reality.
The dating process of today is different in structure and purpose than it was in the era when “courting” was the operative word.
Tie adjusted, box and bouquet retrieved, he clears his throat again. No, he’s getting ready for the culmination of months of planning, supervised outings, amiable family dinners, walks in the park with the young lady, conversation in a parlor warmed by an autumn fire and, lastly, a brief, but serious chat with the young woman’s father. Within the confines of courting, appropriate one-on-one dating played an important role; two people of marriageable age got to know one another better, their personalities, interests and so forth, before they made a more serious decision regarding marriage.
The young lady smiles at his nervous display and finally he begins his monologue … Recently courting has been getting a second look by some who sese pitfalls in today’s dating scene.
A nervous young man arrives at the door of a majestic brownstone townhouse.
He carries a small wood box containing a silver bracelet and ring, and a bouquet of resplendent burgundy tulips.
Through courting, the couple became acquaintances, then friends, gained mutual respect and hopefully the love that would sustain them through married life.
Steady one-on-one dating at too young an age with no goal of marriage in sight can lead to problems and temptations.
(Of course, courting isn’t the starting place for those not of marriageable age.
The point is, a marriage is a joining of two families as well as two young people.
Few choices and no time to date People may assume that arranged marriages were loveless matches, with frightened young people forced into lives of emotional pain and forbidding loneliness, but such was not always the case.