Chinese dating marriage culture
At the end of the evening the lady would look over her options and chose who would be her escort.
She would notify the lucky gentleman by giving him her own card requesting that he escort her home.
According to an old French custom, as the moon went through all its phases the couple drank a brew called metheglin, which was made from honey. Arranged marriages were the norm, primarily business relationships born out of the desire and/or need for property, monetary or political alliances.From buying a woman dinner to opening a door for her, many of today's courting rituals are rooted in medieval chivalry.During medieval times, the importance of love in a relationship emerged as a reaction to arranged marriages, but was still not considered a prerequisite in matrimonial decisions.Some Chinese names are flattering, such as America (美国 Mei Guo or “Beautiful Country”) and England (英 国, Ying Guo or “Hero Country”).Some names are translated literally or descriptively, including Iceland (Bing Dao or “Ice Island”) and Montenegro (Hei Shan or “Black Mountain”).