Courting dating history


04-May-2020 02:38

Others think that with all of the online apps and matchmaking websites we have today, it's never been easier to play the field.But each era of dating in the past century was not without its pros, its cons, and its own set of unspoken rules.Marriage between a man and a woman was not seen as an emotional connection, but a business deal, where a man brought wealth and security to his wife, and a woman brought a dowry and the ability to bear children.Negotiations between parents took place that took into consideration monetary wealth and social status, with little input from the marriageable parties.Prior to the feminist movement, women and men who did not get married could be viewed as pitiable, or possibly flawed, prompting men and women to date and marry quickly.

Modern American dating is a product of the precedents set by the past.

In the 1700s, a couple's union was still staunchly guarded by parents, but beginning in the 1800s, young men and women began to have more autonomy in their choices for a mate.