Beeton’s Book of Household Management, Manners for Men by Mrs. These books explained several rules for social behavior and those in the Victorian times closely practiced them.Our attitude to dating is not so much a matter of church policy but a matter of family government.A woman was never permitted to go out alone and meet a gentleman.She was always accompanied by some elderly person and it was necessary for the girl to take her mother’s permission before going out.This was called “coming out” and was an indication that a young woman was interested in finding potential suitors.During Victorian era, a couple which dated would normally get married.A lady who maintained the rigid strictures of Victorian society wasn’t allowed to accept lavish or expensive gifts at the hands of a gentleman not related or engaged to her.
Bdend-1g /* Trending Now */ /* Center Rail */ #ya-center-rail .profile-banner-default .ya-ba-title #Stencil . Bgc-lgr #ya-best-answer, #ya-qpage-msg, #ya-question-detail, li.ya-other-answer .tupwrap .comment-text /* Right Rail */ #Stencil . Bxsh-003-prpl #yai-q-answer, #ya-trending, #ya-related-questions h2. Fw-300 .qstn-title #ya-trending-questions-show-more, #ya-related-questions-show-more #ya-trending-questions-more, #ya-related-questions-more /* DMROS */ .Thus, some or the other kind of supervision was ensured when the couples were meeting.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.Our culture finds it hard to make such judgements because the dating scene seems to be an expression of "teenagers in love" - and love is thought to be something that just happens, over which we have no control.Dating is part of the lie of the enemy that is ensnaring our young people.
However, marriage between two persons was permitted so long the couple intending to marry belonged to the same class.