How do you go about dating in the 19th century America?
I'm going back to the year 1860
- As female would you rather date me ?100% (1)25% (1)40% (2)Vote
- Or A female?lol0% (0)75% (3)60% (3)Vote
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Back in the 19th Century, men and women didn't "date" per say. Men called upon young ladies during the appointed social calling hour, and were chaperoned by a member of the young lady's household. In the upper classes, social events were held and men and women were allowed to socialize freely within the confines of a public setting. It was scandalous for a man and woman to be left alone, unless they were man and wife. Most times, marriages were based upon wealth and status.
In the lower classes, men and women had a little more freedom about how they saw each other. Since the public eye did not scrutinize them as much, they were not confined to the limitations the upper class had.0