From buying a woman dinner to opening a door for her, many of today's courting rituals are rooted in medieval chivalry.
What was courtship and marriage like for our distant ancestors?
Beginning with the ancient Greeks' recognition of the need to describe more than one kind of love, inventing the word In ancient times, many of the first marriages were by capture, not choice - when there was a scarcity of nubile women, men raided other villages for wives.
And because we misunderstand and misuse dating, we end up making more and greater mistakes in our search for love.
I definitely do not expect everyone to agree with me.
During the Victorian Era (1837-1901), romantic love became viewed as the primary requirement for marriage and courting became even more formal - almost an art form among the upper classes.