Dating and courtship in italy
Almost all courting took place in the girl's home, under the eye of watchful parents.
However, a number of historians have pointed out that this supposed leap year proposal statute never occurred, and instead gained its legs as a romantic notion spread in the press.
I’m no closer really to knowing how people felt in post-war Italy.
However, by catching glimpses of the changing ways in which people described their experiences over time, I can catch glimpses of what people might have meant when they spoke about love, at different moments in time.
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.