Dating or courting

Fourthly, we find a change in the models and metaphors used to describe the home and family.Prior to the 20th century, when we talked about courtship we used language and metaphors of home and family: system of courtship that played itself out in the entertainment culture and public square largely was understood and described by the advice and "expert" class with metaphors taken from modern industrial capitalism.

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At the same time that the public entertainment culture was on the rise in the early 20th century, a proliferation of magazine articles and books began offering advice about courtship, marriage and the relationship between the sexes.

As Ken Myers says in , from the late 1930s on, young people knew, down to the percentage point, what their peers throughout the country thought and did.

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Southern dinner and table manners are used for formal dinners, like when you're meeting your beux's parents for the first time, holidays, when courting and always at Sunday dinner.

There is a unique set of manners used for courting a belle. We still sometimes employ these manners at formal dinners in the South, but probably not as much when you're bringing your date to an Applebees or even on Sunday dinners anymore.

Dating and courting (they aren't the same thing) is one of the times when Southerners really do use their manners.

One of the most obvious changes was that it multiplied the number of partners (from serious to casual) an individual was likely to have before marriage.

So one important point to understand right up front (and about which many inside and outside the church are confused) is that we have not moved a dating system into our courtship system.

of cors (earlier cohors) "enclosed yard," and by extension (and perhaps by association with curia "sovereign's assembly"), "those assembled in the yard; company, cohort," from com- "together" stem hort- related to hortus "garden, plot of ground" (see yard (1)).

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