Courtship and dating in the 1800s
Such a rule did not hold in my time, at least not among the people I knew. The only women any of us ever saw were women that were dating our friends.
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While I have not witnessed the change first-hand, my parents have spoken with me intensely about this subject.
According to my father and mother, young gentlemen and ladies belonging to wealth in the early part of the century were expected to be married by arrangement 54.
Polygyny refers to a man being married to more than one woman at the same time.
The reverse, when a woman is married to more than one man at the same time, is called .
The kind of dances performed then required holding each other, which put those of us who were shy at a disadvantage.