Dating in the victorian times
Beeton's Book of Household Management were popular.Balls and dances were the means by which a young girl was introduced into Society.The Victorians romanticized love as well as tragedy.They revered courtship and love, despite their strict moral code and rules of etiquette.Defined according to sensibilities and political concerns, the period is sometimes considered to begin with the passage of the Reform Act 1832.The period is characterised as one of relative peace among the great powers (as established by the Congress of Vienna), increased economic activity, "refined sensibilities" and national self-confidence for the Great Britain.
So the process of courtship has always been a big deal, even though it has changed dramatically over the years.
Ideologically, the Victorian era witnessed resistance to the rationalism that defined the Georgian period and an increasing turn towards romanticism and mysticism with regard to religion, social values, and arts.
In international relations, the supremacy of the Royal Navy helped maintain a period of relative peace among the great powers (Pax Britannica) as well as economic, colonial, and industrial consolidation, a notable exception being the Crimean War (1853-6).
The Victorian period is also regarded as the era of Romanticism.
In those days, courtship was considered to be a tradition and was very popular.
Throughout history, men and women have faced the traditional need to find love and fill their homes with the children and wealth that can best be produced by a great marriage.