Dating out social class
There were many rules in respect of dating which were to be complied with. A single woman never addressed a gentleman without an introduction. No impure conversations were held in front of single women. A woman could not receive a man at home if she was alone.
Another family member had to be present in the room. There was no physical contact between the woman and the gentleman until marriage.5. Even if the girl entered the stage of courtship, she could never walk with the gentleman. Women were restrained to ride alone in the closed carriage with a man, expect for a close relative. The girl should not be invited by any gentleman at his place. If engaged, the gentleman could not turn back to see any other girl. Even after an engagement, the couple was not allowed to have sexual behavior. In the relationship, intelligence was not at all required, neither any interest in the politics.
However, marriage between two persons was permitted so long the couple intending to marry belonged to the same class.
After marriage, the woman played the role of a dutiful wife and mother.
The primary method of knowing prospective suitors were Balls and dances.
The engaged couple was allowed to meet behind closed doors but had to be dutifully separated by nightfall.
A lady who maintained the rigid strictures of Victorian society wasn’t allowed to accept lavish or expensive gifts at the hands of a gentleman not related or engaged to her.
According to one etiquette expert of the 1870s – 1890s, Professor Thomas E.
Class, economic class, socio-economic class, social class. Each refers to how people are sorted into hierarchies in society: but there are, in fact, important differences among them.
Economic class refers specifically to how one ranks relative to others in terms of income and wealth.
The next step was to go out for a walk and then lastly by keeping company.