Ancient dating rituals


The story from every dorm room, to the stories on our celluloid screens…love and courtship.

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Pick up any book on our ancient history, and you will find a mention of how women were just picked up by invaders from villages and tribes during a raid, and brought in as “wives” to carry on with their civilization.

So just imagine, one day you are baking a dish for your loved ones, and the next day you’re washing the dirty laundry of some jerk you are forced to call your “husband.” Sigh! Well, the story of many women, as a matter of fact.

By that, I don't just mean some people prefer movies to picnics — these strange dating practices from all over the world serve as a reminder that while it may be a small world, it's filled with very diverse people. That's why in 19th century Austria, women used to give men apple slices they clenched in their (probably sweaty) armpits while dancing. Thus, suitors would present young women with hand-carved wooden spoons with intricate designs and symbols. While the practice has dwindled, the wealthier members of society often rely on it.

We've been taught the way to a man's heart is through his stomach. The ceremonies are often combined with the wedding happening immediately after to save money. A Different Kind of Spooning It was important for fathers in 17th century Wales to know their daughters would be well provided for by a handy craftsmen. They are responsible for doing background checks, exchanging pictures and cross-examining the families to make sure the two will work out well together. Women in Victorian England were limited in what they could say with their words, so they found a way to communicate with their fans.

But these Indian girls know how to save them from the burden of socializing, and still end up with a groom.