The rules for dating
I will ask you a lot of questions and make sure you know that I know how special my daughter is. No, I’m not going to be nosey, rude or obsessive about it But, if my daughter’s phone just happens to be laying on the table, and I see she’s gotten a text, I might take a look at it.
If you want to date our daughter, we will try to figure out what kind of boy you are, before you spend time with her.
A woman was never allowed to go out at night with a gentleman. Even if the girl entered the stage of courtship, she could never walk with the gentleman. Women were restrained to ride alone in the closed carriage with a man, expect for a close relative. The girl should not be invited by any gentleman at his place. If engaged, the gentleman could not turn back to see any other girl. Even after an engagement, the couple was not allowed to have sexual behavior. In the relationship, intelligence was not at all required, neither any interest in the politics.However, marriage between two persons was permitted so long the couple intending to marry belonged to the same class.After marriage, the woman played the role of a dutiful wife and mother.Queen Victoria and her family were the idols of the Victorian society, even in the case of courtship.The society had laid down some stringent rules for courting and these had to be followed.