It functioned as a way for each party's family to gauge the social status of the other.
This was done in order to ensure a financially and socially compatible marriage.
Lavaliering is a "pre-engagement" engagement that is a tradition in the Greek life of college campuses.
Since fraternities and sororities do not occur much outside of the United States, this occurs, for the most part, only in the US.
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However, the goal of the process was still focused on ending in a marriage.
Around the 1920s, the landscape of courtship began to shift in favor of less formal, non-marriage focused rituals.
In this format, dating became about competing for the potential mate with the highest social payoff.
On a campus in the late 1930s, a man's possession of a car or membership in a key fraternity might win him the attention of his female classmates.
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