The politics of 18th century datingPresentation Transcript
The politics of 18 th century dating
Dating was quite strict, and men and women had to find ways of attracting each. The best way of doing this was through dancing. Those were the only moments when someone was allowed to be alone with their loved one, but at many times they were in the presence of their parents.
Women and men did not have any sort of interaction, so the first time Mr. Darcy touches Elizabeth while helping her into the coach is electric.
Today people rarely even notice such a gesture but in those times, a simple touch like that was very meaningful.