Courtship over dating
At the end of the evening, the lady would look over her options and choose who would be her escort.
She would notify the lucky gentleman by giving him her own card requesting that he escort her home.
What was courtship and marriage like for our distant ancestors?
But God is calling—and working with—a small number of people, whom He is training for a very special purpose.
Even after being introduced, it was still some time before it was considered appropriate for a man to speak to a lady or for a couple to be seen together.
Once they had been formally introduced, if the gentleman wished to escort the lady home he would present his card to her.
Almost all courting took place in the girl's home, under the eye of watchful parents.
If the courting progressed, the couple might advance to the front porch.