Courtship in america dating in the 20th century


If you look at the history of dating, marriage, and courtship, a very interesting story emerges.

Or is it something that cherry-picks customs from the past, the way someone would select food at a buffet? 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.Growing more nervous as the minutes pass, he sets his items on the table and tries to adjust his tie. A lovely young woman wearing a long, elegant dress gracefully enters and stops a few feet from the young man, directing him to a chair.In the other doorway stands the young woman's mother and father.Women would meet with several men, with her parents present, to whittle the pickings down to the most suitable match for marriage, which heavily relied on factors such as financial and social status.

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