A Brief History of British Dating: From the Protection of Family Property to It is generally believed that the term dating was first used in 1896 by American columnist George Ade in the Chicago Record.
In his column, George tells the story of Artie, a small clerk. Arti suspected that his girlfriend was dating other men at the same time and asked her face to face, “Is my date (date) occupied by other men?” in. about dating plans with other men.
Dating more than one person at the same time is not uncommon in today’s society, but throughout history this has not always been the case.on finding true love
Once upon a time, the purpose of dating was not to find a soul mate or soul mate, but to find someone you could trust so you wouldn’t have to worry about your fortune being wasted.
Nichi Hodgson, author of The Curious History of Dating, explained that a British law passed in 1870 meant that “women cannot keep any property, money or goods they inherit when they marry.”
Hodgson said that who they marry is very important because women must give their property to their spouses. They hope the others will not squander their property.
Historically, only the king can approve a divorce. Therefore, it is very important not to regret marrying the wrong person in the future unless you are well connected and have great powers.
But regret at this time cannot be because you did not fall in love, in fact, falling in love is not a prerequisite for marriage. But Hodgson explained that all this showed signs of turning around during the Enlightenment, also known as the Enlightenment.
When Queen Victoria married Prince Albert (the two married for love), the public perception of marriage for love gradually changed.
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However, dating rules for young men and women were still very strict back then. If a man wants to pursue a woman, he must first send an invitation, then a servant must let in the door, and both families must agree to the relationship…. In short, there are many requirements.
But Hodgson said that while people still consider the economic and social status of both parties when deciding to marry, called matchmaking, but love has become a factor.
“For example, you’re in love with someone and the other person has about the same social status as you and a little savings, which is usually not a problem.”
After the parties have made an appointment, it is crucial that an escort is present, usually a family member such as a mother or aunt. They will accompany you to your appointments and make sure everything is in order.
But with the outbreak of World War I, Hodgson said, this escort monitoring system began to fall apart. One of the reasons is that women began working to support the war effort, which greatly increased their freedom.
Another important factor in the sharp decline of companionship is the beginning of allowing women to ride horses. Later, women could travel alone by train. The train became a place where they had the opportunity to meet other people. When they have time, they also travel to the sea, which leads to a vacation romance.