Difference between dating courtship
This particularly pertains to women, since men are the purchasers (the ones who propose).
Dating today has sadly become a free-for-all of perpetual samplers, which no intention to buy (make a permanent commitment).
I usually advise couples in courtship to make sure they have taken a good, long road trip together so they can experience all the sides of each other, which a long road trip seems to bring out.
They are putting themselves out there to sample in hopes to find a buyer.
This ensures that hearts are not too invested beyond repair, and that both persons are able to become available to new persons.
Another reason courtship is usually entered into when both are pretty certain they have found the one is because the reality of starting over from scratch with a new person and going through the process again is draining and deflating. When you have done it once, you are not inclined to do it again. So courtship should not be used interchangeably with dating, and should not be entered into lightly.
What is the difference between courtship and dating?
Is the only difference that dating is casual and courtship is exclusive with movement towards engagement?
Those who enter into courtship are pretty sure they have found the one.