In many of my articles I refer to “courtship” or “courting a woman,” when discussing chivalry and romance, but it is rarely defined in modern times. According to Dictionary.com, what is courtship, exactly?
1. The wooing of one person by another.2. The period during which such wooing takes place.3. Solicitation of favors, applause, etc.4. Ethology. behavior in animals that occurs before and during mating, often including elaborate displays.5. Obsolete. courtly behavior; courtesy; gallantry.
While “solicitation of favors” is questionable, one of these points stands out to me even more – the use of “Obsolete” in number five, in addition to courtesy.
Why is taking the time to actually “woo” someone obsolete? Why has it all but disappeared from modern society, and why do I think we should work to keep it alive? Here are five reasons.
You’ll develop a stronger relationship.
It is traditionally so that the man in a new relationship will be the one who is courting a woman. I have often heard men ask “what’s in it for me?” Well…first of all if…
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