Dating and marriage in the 1900s
The courting then took up the first month of marriage.
Through courting, the couple became acquaintances, then friends, gained mutual respect and hopefully the love that would sustain them through married life.
In French Canada during the era of settlement in the 17th century, the luxury of free time to spend on courting didn’t exist.
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.
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.
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.