Ahead, check out five of our favorite courtship traditions from history.
You can thank your lucky stars (and possibly your ancestors) that you don't have to go through any of them today.
If the couple after the dance decide to continue seeing each other, further chaperoned dates will take place again without any physical contact.
In the mean time, love letters and gifts will be exchanged.
If the man was rich this would have helped enormously.They were part of a small group of well-off, unmarried, young people living in the small city of Williamsburg.