Subscriber Account active since. Of all the rituals of love, the first date is perhaps the most paramount — and the most dreaded. Hundreds of questions surround the pivotal event: How do you secure a date? What will you do once you've got one? Will your date think you're funny, or stupid? Like everything else, dating — the often perplexing , sometimes revealing labor of love — has evolved over the years.
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Courtship is the period of development towards an intimate relationship wherein a couple get to know each other and decide if there will be an engagement , followed by a marriage. A courtship may be an informal and private matter between two people or may be a public affair, or a formal arrangement with family approval. Traditionally, in the case of a formal engagement, it is the role of a male to actively "court" or "woo" a female, thus encouraging her to understand him and her receptiveness to a marriage proposal. The average duration of courtship varies considerably throughout the world. Furthermore, there is vast individual variation between couples. Courtship may be completely omitted, as in cases of some arranged marriages where the couple do not meet before the wedding.
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