The difference between dating and courting
The practices of courtship in Western societies have changed dramatically in recent history.As late as the 1920s, it was considered unorthodox for a young couple to meet without familial supervision in a tightly controlled structure.This was done in order to ensure a financially and socially compatible marriage.This form of courtship consisted of highly rigid rituals, including parlor visits and limited excursions.
Technology allows college students to take part in unique ways of finding more partners through social networking.
Meetings between lovers began to be more distant from rigid parental supervision.
A young man might take a girl to a drive-in movie rather than spend an evening in the parlor with her family.
It has unique properties that only occur, or occur most frequently, in a campus setting.
Such phenomena as hooking up and lavaliering are widely prominent among university and college students.
While no two accounts of dating history completely agree on the timeline for this change, most do agree that new technologies were linked to its cause.