Victorian england dating etiquette
The Victorians romanticized love as well as tragedy.
They revered courtship and love, despite their strict moral code and rules of etiquette.
A single woman never addressed a gentleman without an introduction. A gentleman could offer his hand over rough spots, the only contact he was allowed with a woman who was not his fiance.
Proper women never rode alone in a closed carriage with a man who wasn't a relative.
Ladies shall never embrace and kiss when they meet in a public place.
Has at least one reference manual regarding etiquette protocol.
He arrives in good time, fills his card before very long, and can be asked to dance with a plain, neglected wallflower or two without resenting it.
A gentlewoman never looked back after anyone in the street, or turned to stare at others at church, the opera, etc.
crossing the legs adjusting your hair winking your eyes laughing immoderately beating time with your feet and hands rubbing your face or hands shrugging up your shoulders placing your hand upon the person with whom you are conversing looking steadily at one Victorian dates were almost always supervised in some way.