courtship, wooing, courting, suit(noun)
a man's courting of a woman; seeking the affections of a woman (usually with the hope of marriage)
"its was a brief and intense courtship"
The act of paying court, with the intent to solicit a favor.
The act of wooing in love; solicitation of woman to marriage.
Courtliness; elegance of manners; courtesy.
Court policy; the character of a courtier; artifice of a court; court-craft; finesse.
the act of paying court, with the intent to solicit a favor
the act of wooing in love; solicitation of woman to marriage
courtliness; elegance of manners; courtesy
court policy; the character of a courtier; artifice of a court; court-craft; finesse
Courtship is the period in a couple's relationship which precedes their engagement and marriage, or establishment of an agreed relationship of a more enduring kind. During courtship, a couple get to know each other and decide if there will be an engagement or other such agreement. A courtship may be an informal and private matter between two people or may be a public affair, or a formal arrangement with family approval. Traditionally, in the case of a formal engagement, it has been perceived that it is the role of a male to actively "court" or "woo" a female, thus encouraging her to understand him and her receptiveness to a proposal of marriage. Within many western societies, these distinct gender roles have lost some of their importance and rigidity. It is now common for females in younger generations both to initiate relationships and to propose marriage. In the last several decades, in many Western cultures, homosexuals have begun open/public courtship practices.
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Activities designed to attract the attention or favors of another.
The numerical value of courtship in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of courtship in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
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