Starting around the time of the American Civil War, courtship became a private matter for couples.In literature, the term is discussed in July 1988 in Neil Bartlett's, Who Was That Man? On pages 108-110, Bartlett quotes from an issue of The Artist and Journal of Home Culture, which refers to Alectryon as "a boyfriend of Mars".The art of Medieval Courtly Love was practised in English courts from the 1300's to the 1500's.During this period of time marriages were arranged and had little to do with love.The word dating entered the American language during the Roaring Twenties.Prior to that, courtship was a matter of family and community interest.originally means "a man of aristocratic standing, and probably of noble ancestry, who is capable, if called upon, of equipping himself with a war horse and the arms of heavy cavalryman and who has been through certain rituals that make him what he is".
husband, partner) are more commonly used for long-term committed relationships.Chivalry, or the chivalric code, is an informal, varying code of conduct developed between 11, never decided on or summarized in a single document, associated with the medieval institution of knighthood.The ideals of chivalry were popularized in medieval literature, especially the Matter of Britain and Matter of France, the former based on Geoffrey of Monmouth's Historia Regum Britanniae which introduced the legend of King Arthur, written in the 1130s.It stated who was to be married, and asked anyone to come forward it they knew any reasons the two could not marry.If the reason was a valid, there would be no wedding. - a big word that meant the couple was too closely related. If the boy or the girl had taken a monastic or religious vow, like to become a Nun, Monk or Priest, the marriage would have been prohibited.