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Dating rituals in america

Anyone who disregarded the rule was subject to church censure.

Then on his arrival at the home, the details of the Biblical story were followed punctiliously even to offering a drink, presenting gifts, and so on.

This procedure with minor variations was still the rule among the Old Order Amish in America until the 1950s.

Among the Swiss Anabaptists in the Vosges mountain region of Alsace the wooing of the bride was carried on according to the most literal interpretation of Gen. The deacon known as the Schteecklimann" took the place of the servant who was sent out to win a wife for Isaac.

In carrying out his mission the "Schteecklimann" mounted a horse even though the prospective bride lived near at hand.

Among certain of the more conservative groups in Europe, however, the parents still in fact have a large share in selecting a marriage partner.

Among the Mennonites of Prussia it was customary into the 19th century for the young man to approach the , a sort of deacon, who would consult with the parents and the daughter of the house making known the young man's desire.

It was not only a piece of folly but in bad taste or even sinful.