The average duration of courtship varies considerably throughout the world.
A courtship may be an informal and private matter between two people or may be a public affair, or a formal arrangement with family approval.
Traditionally, in the case of a formal engagement, it has been perceived that it is the role of a male to actively "court" or "woo" a female, thus encouraging her to understand him and her receptiveness to a proposal of marriage.
Unlike what is regularly seen in other societies, it takes a far more subdued and indirect approach.
It is complex in that it involves stages, and it is considered normal for courtship to last a year or longer.
They use dating as an excuse to slip out of relationship responsibilities.
You hear people say, “It was just a date.” What they’re doing is downplaying any actions that are reserved for people preparing for marriage.
The matchmaker and parents will often exert pressure on the couple to decide whether they want to marry or not after a few dates.
Courtship in the Philippines is one known complex form of courtship.
I have a friend who’ll take out a few different girls every semester.