I just met a guy who's been married for 2yrs.He and his wife now have a beautiful kid we started talking about how he met his wife and it turns out they never dated but one had to apply to the girl's church and wait his turn,after which depending on whether the girl approves the previous suitors he could meet the girl go through rigorous counseling and interviews then if successful get to marry the girl. This also includes the girls consent of course if she does not consent to the first application it wouldn't b necessary for the whole process. They have a very happy marriage now,yet they never dated what d you think of this format of meeting ua life partner?
a) the guy liked the girol
b) the girl had to approve
All that they didn't do is date and if it was arranged marriage, they prob didn't even know each other adn more so they didn't have a choice
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This answer will be long, so please bear with me.
That actually sounds somewhat similar to how relationships/courtships worked before dating as we know it came to be. A girl would usually live with her family until she got married because women weren't as common in the work force and didn't have as many rights as men did. So a guy would go to her house, talk with her parents for a bit, and then ask if he could see her. Her parents would ask her if she wanted to see him and the decision was ultimately hers. Usually, it would just be dinner with her family.
Then early on in the 20th century, women get the right to vote, women start working more and become more independent, and movies and the automobile show up. Obviously, the way men and women went about relationships changed. Dating as we know it started to become more common in the late 1920s/early 1930s.
Now I'm a Catholic and in the Catholic Church, if a couple wants to get married, they have to take marriage prep classes, which are taught by a couple that has been married for a certain length of time and dealt with all the ups and downs of raising children, balancing jobs, managing the family budget, etc. My parents taught marriage prep for a while about ten years ago. In the time they did it, they only had one couple that stopped attending.
Honestly though, part of what you've described also sounds kind of like a book called I Kissed Dating Goodbye. To be completely honest, it's one of the stupidest books I have ever read. While the book does not exactly say one should fill out an application to be in a relationship with someone, I think the idea is pretty crazy.0