This slide graphically presents some important first-century dates and events, including the writing of and relationships among the Gospels.
Most researchers place the date of Jesus’ death at Passover time around the year 30.
It can be a form of courtship that consists of social activities done by the couple.
The protocols and practices of dating, and the terms used to describe it, vary considerably from country to country and over time.
Generally, during much of recorded history of humans in civilization, and into the Middle Ages in Europe, weddings were seen as business arrangements between families, while romance was something that happened outside of marriage discreetly, such as covert meetings.
From about 1700 a worldwide movement perhaps described as the "empowerment of the individual" took hold, leading towards greater emancipation of women and equality of individuals.
This period of courtship is sometimes seen as a precursor to engagement or marriage.