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Chapter 1

Introduction

Courtship through Social Media
Courtship, traditionally the wooing of a female by a male, includes activities such as dating (dinner and a movie, a picnic, or general "hanging out"), along with other forms of activity, such as meeting online (also known as virtual dating), chatting on-line, sending text messages or picture messages, conversing over the phone, writing each other letters, and sending each other flowers, songs, and gifts. Courting usually involves getting to know the family (especially the parents) of the one you are courting. Most of the time courting will be done somewhere public, to lower the chances of anything going on between the couple. Some couples who court do not even kiss until marriage.

Courtship Traditions
Courtship in the Philippines is one known complex form of courtship. Unlike what is regularly seen in other societies, it takes a far more subdued and indirect approach. It is complex in that it involves stages, and it is considered normal for courtship to last a year or longer. It is common to see the male showing off by sending love letters and love poems, singing romantic songs and buying gifts for the female. The parents are also seen as part of the courtship practice, as their approval is commonly needed before courtship may begin, or before the female gives the male an answer to his advances.

While the date is fairly casual in Most European cultures, in many traditional societies, Courtship is a highly structured activity,with every specific formal rules .In some societies, the parents or community propose potential partners, and them allow limited dating to determine wheter the parties are suited. During the middle Ages in Europe, it was traditional for royal families to receive a ship from a princess’s fiancé upon her betrothal, and the ship would be displayed in the courtyard for one month prior to the marriage ceremony. In Ethnic Indian and Muslim cultures, courtship is...
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