A history of dating


06-Jun-2020 17:34

How else would a young man and a young woman, meeting perhaps for the first time at the betrothal ceremony, get to know each other?

The betrothal could consist of a simple announcement, much like an engagement party, or something more complex like a partial marriage ceremony with the exchange of rings, a ceremonial kiss and a meal.

Through courting, the couple became acquaintances, then friends, gained mutual respect and hopefully the love that would sustain them through married life.They cordially greet the young man then retreat through the door, leaving it slightly ajar.