Casual courtship dating
Scott Thompson has been writing professionally since 1990, beginning with the "Pequawket Valley News." He is the author of nine published books on topics such as history, martial arts, poetry and fantasy fiction.His work has also appeared in "Talebones" magazine and the "Strange Pleasures" anthology.I recently watched (available on Amazon Prime and other streaming services as well as on DVD).
For social scientists, studies of courtship usually look at the process of "mate selection." (Social scientists, among whom I number myself from time to time, will never be accused of being romantics.) For the purpose of this article the , prior to the early 20th century, courtship involved one man and one woman spending intentional time together to get to know each other with the expressed purpose of evaluating the other as a potential husband or wife.
Someone recently directed me to an article hearkening us to a better time when women were wooed and men weren’t metrosexual. Marrying for love became popular a little more than 200 years ago.
Before that, a woman’s parents would arrange her marriage to a man who could provide for her financially.
Almost everywhere else in China, however, traditional attitudes to dating prevail. In traditional Chinese culture, boys and girls are introduced to each other in a group social setting.
A girl would only agree to go out on a date with a boy if she were willing to consider marriage.