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Romance Through the Ages
15 Old Fashioned Dating Rituals We Should Consider Bringing Back
Where would we be without romance? What was courtship and marriage like for our distant ancestors? Beginning with the ancient Greeks' recognition of the need to describe more than one kind of love, inventing the word eros to describe carnal love, and agape to mean a spiritual love, take a stroll back through romantic heritage with this timeline of romantic customs, dating rituals, and tokens of love. In ancient times, many of the first marriages were by capture, not choice — when there was a scarcity of nubile women, men raided other villages for wives. Frequently the tribe from which a warrior stole a bride would come looking for her, and it was necessary for the warrior and his new wife to go into hiding to avoid being discovered. According to an old French custom, as the moon went through all its phases the couple drank a brew called metheglin, which was made from honey. Hence, we get the word, honeymoon.
However, it still has many of the fun rules of dating, and it really allows you to get to know the girl you like. Here are the main rules to courtship that you must follow if you want it to end well. You really say to think about it carefully before you step into the world of courtship.
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