Dating rituals in other countries
When someone says the word marriage today we think about two people who are in love and who want to spend the rest of their lives with each other.
The excavations took place in a small cave in which researchers found thousands of chalkstone cores and other production waste, including fragments of stone mugs and bowls in various stages of production, the authority said on Thursday.One wouldn't likely marry a stranger they just met for instance.In the Medieval Times, however, marriage was quite different.The notice was put up to ensure that there were no grounds for prohibiting the marriage.The notice stated who was to be married, and if anyone knew any reasons the two could not marry they were to come forward with the reason.In the Middle Ages children were married at a young age.
Girls were as young as 12 when they married, and boys as young as 17.
Women didn't have a choice as to who they would marry.
Most of the time they didn't even know the man before they were married.
Some were from poor families who had nothing to negotiate and hence would either not marry or marry whom they pleased.
It was even possible that in times of land shortage, family interference in marriage was less common because they had nothing to bargain with.
The arrangement of the marriage was based on monetary worth.