History of Courtship http://mtpr.org en Love Me Did: A History of Courtship http://mtpr.org/post/love-me-did-history-courtship <p>2/13/2014 - The History Guys explore three centuries of pre-marital intimacy.&nbsp; Did economic considerations used to play a greater role in coupling? In what ways have dating practices challenged class and racial boundaries?&nbsp; Has the idea of "romance" itself morphed over time?&nbsp; Considering the stereotypes about Puritan New England, you might be surprised to learn that sweethearts in the 18th century were no only <em>allowed</em> to sleep together before marriage - they were <em>encouraged</em>!&nbsp; The catch? Fri, 07 Feb 2014 17:41:00 +0000 Sue Ginn 14472 at http://mtpr.org Love Me Did: A History of Courtship