Courtship in Australia is generally reserved to those with religious affiliation.
As a standard rule, dating is widely accepted; along with inter-racial relationships, gay/lesbian relationships, pre-marital sex and abortion.
Forbidding experimental and serial courtship and sanctioning only arranged matches is partly a means of guarding the chastity of young people and partly a matter of furthering family interests, which in such cultures may be considered more important than individual romantic preferences.
Over recent decades though, the concept of arranged marriage ha s changed or simply been mixed with other forms of dating, including Eastern and Indian ones; potential couples have the opportunity to meet and date each other before one decides on whether to continue the relationship or not.
Courtship always has marriage as its direct goal...
However, by the Jazz Age of the 1920s, dating for fun was becoming a cultural expectation, and by the 1930s, it was assumed that any popular young person would have lots of dates.One of the reasons there was this disagreement was that they did not want their children growing up doing what many did during the sexual revolution in the 60’s.The act of dating is seen to be very temporary, with such acts seeming as if they are “on one day” and “off the other”.Ivory French casket with scenes of romances – possibly a courtship gift.
Courtship is the systematic process that one undergoes in order to ensure compatibility with a lifelong partner.The matchmaker and parents will often exert pressure on the couple to decide whether they want to marry or not after a few dates.