A Brief History of Courtship and Dating

Here is a nice item on “courtship” and “dating,” from Lori Alexander: A Brief History of Courtship and Dating in America, Part 1, by Skip Burzumato A Brief History of Courtship and Dating in America, Part 2, by Skip Burzumato This is pretty good, but it is from 2007. And also, it is somewhat inContinue reading “A Brief History of Courtship and Dating”

Women Want to Get Married Eventually

I think it is a good thing that nearly all women eventually want to get married. What if they didn’t? But, since it is so ubiquitous, it is also, in a sense, meaningless. The question for men is: which of these women are actually capable of being a Good Wife and a Good Mother? Maybe,Continue reading “Women Want to Get Married Eventually”

Getting Married Without Boyfriends

In the past, Courtship did not involve “boyfriends.” This is hard to imagine today, where it seems like you need a “boyfriend” for … about 58.7 months … to get married. But, that is a new thing. Here, as a counterexample, is Bingley and Jane in Pride and Prejudice, a representation of “courting” from aboutContinue reading “Getting Married Without Boyfriends”