Dating to marriage timeline

From buying a woman dinner to opening a door for her, many of today's courting rituals are rooted in medieval chivalry.During medieval times, the importance of love in a relationship emerged as a reaction to arranged marriages, but was still not considered a prerequisite in matrimonial decisions. What was courtship and marriage like for our distant ancestors?Beginning with the ancient Greeks' recognition of the need to describe more than one kind of love, inventing the word In ancient times, many of the first marriages were by capture, not choice - when there was a scarcity of nubile women, men raided other villages for wives.With Nico based in Geneva and Pippa living in London, the strain of maintaining a long-distance relationship was cited as the reason for their break-up.

An interested gentleman could not simply walk up to a young lady and begin a conversation.

a few dates or a few months max), yet they're more likely to feel the need to date a few years before considering marriage?

I personally don't appreciate being expected to share my body with someone who I barely know (like after a few weeks or months), yet most reasonable people wouldn't expect to get engaged or married after knowing someone for such a short time.

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