Greek dating and marriage customs
Heavily steeped in both custom and tradition, religion and civil law, many practices have died away as new ones replaced them. On seeing the woman, Adam exclaimed, "This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man" (Gen. Gods ideal is for man to be the husband of one wife and that marriage is to be permanent. ) The time span between Gods decree and the beginning of recorded history is unknown.Marriage has Judeo/Christian biblical roots and was instituted by God when he declared, "It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him" (Gen. "A man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh" (Gen. (A modern day version of this is that God created the heavens and the earth including man in about 6 days, and then rested. In tracing the origins of marriage customs, we find that marriage has evolved through three general stages: marriage by force or capture, marriage by purchase or contract, and marriage by mutual love.
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(It has been said, however, that Westerners marry the woman they love, and Easterners love the woman they marry!
No comment on that one.) Marriage by force or capture goes back to primitive culture when tribal groups were routinely hostile to each other.
During the Victorian Era (1837-1901), romantic love became viewed as the primary requirement for marriage and courting became even more formal - almost an art form among the upper classes.
An interested gentleman could not simply walk up to a young lady and begin a conversation.
Suitors wooed their intended with seranades and flowery poetry, following the lead of lovelorn characters on stage and in verse. In 1228, it is said by many that women first gained the right to propose marriage in Scotland, a legal right that then slowly spread through Europe.