Dating courtship and engagement
Thus, some or the other kind of supervision was ensured when the couples were meeting.
A woman was never allowed to go out at night with a gentleman. Even if the girl entered the stage of courtship, she could never walk with the gentleman. Women were restrained to ride alone in the closed carriage with a man, expect for a close relative. The girl should not be invited by any gentleman at his place. If engaged, the gentleman could not turn back to see any other girl. Even after an engagement, the couple was not allowed to have sexual behavior. In the relationship, intelligence was not at all required, neither any interest in the politics.
Let us take one example—the courtship of the Argus pheasant.
He had lied to himself throughout his courtship but was most innocent of the offence.
There is no need for me to dwell upon the history of this courtship.
Refining the courtship, raillery, and conversation of plays!
The primary method of knowing prospective suitors were Balls and dances.
As you might expect, there were many rules regarding courtship during the Victorian era.
But the courtship, such as it was, appears to have been long, and the effects of the loss indelible.
Even in broad daylight, they frisked and quarrelled, in courtship and rivalry.
Step 2 – engagement After the couple had developed mutual affection, the next step to strengthen their relation was marriage. After getting engaged, the couple could get hold hands in public, go for walks alone, and take unchaperoned rides.
The engaged couple was allowed to meet behind closed doors but had to be dutifully separated by nightfall.