Dating origin life
There are, however, still many parts of the world where arranged marriages are the rule.In French Canada during the era of settlement in the 17th century, the luxury of free time to spend on courting didn’t exist.He raps on the door, squares his shoulders and runs through the words of his speech.The door opens and he is ushered into a large, well-furnished room.Often following the betrothal were a few weeks to a few years of courting or dating.In some cases, however, the first meeting of the couple might be the very day of the wedding.They cordially greet the young man then retreat through the door, leaving it slightly ajar.The young lady seats herself and the young man picks up the bouquet, clears his throat and … As he reaches to pick up the box, he remembers that his tie is still askew and he tries to fix it, dropping the bouquet in the process. Testing his slapstick comedy act for the local drama club?
Imagine a 13-year-old girl and a 15-year-old boy sitting down to discuss their marriage plans.
This is quite different from the freedoms experienced by young people today.
We have more options now; “love” is almost always the universal premise for marriage, particularly in Western cultures.
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.The colonial government penalized those who did not marry with prohibitions on hunting, fishing and trading–the very livelihoods of these settlers.