Rituals of dating
To older readers, the scenario above may have at least a vague, distant familiarity.
Findings of this study illuminate the role of time spent and secrets shared in romantic relationships. Although carefully collected, accuracy cannot be guaranteed. Differing provisions from the publisher's actual policy or licence agreement may be applicable.
The two would spend time together, usually with the supervision of her parents so that they may get to know each other on an intellectual and emotional level.
The couple was rarely left alone, making sexual intimacy (and physical contact in general) nearly impossible.
Since lower-class families did not have the resources to entertain potential suitors in their home, many couples began leaving the house to spend time together.
Thus, the phrase "going out on a date" became popularized.
Ritual use was positively related to both perceived relational quality and perceived relational intimacy, demonstrating the concurrent and predictive validity of the RDR measure.