Start From courting to dating

From courting to dating

There were many rules in respect of dating which were to be complied with. A single woman never addressed a gentleman without an introduction. No impure conversations were held in front of single women. A woman could not receive a man at home if she was alone. Step 1 – courtship The Victorian people were very cautious about courtships.

The society had laid down some stringent rules for courting and these had to be followed.

The men while dating a woman were discreet to never break an engagement as it tarnished the woman’s reputation.

Step 3 – marriage In Victorian courtships, marriage was the final stage.

Beeton’s Book of Household Management, Manners for Men by Mrs. These books explained several rules for social behavior and those in the Victorian times closely practiced them.

Are we hearing wedding bells for another member of the Duggar family?! A courtship is an old-fashioned way of dating that has two people getting to know each other as they prepare for marriage.

However, marriage between two persons was permitted so long the couple intending to marry belonged to the same class.

After marriage, the woman played the role of a dutiful wife and mother.

Several books were published explaining the rules of etiquette to both genders.