Even after being introduced, it was still some time before it was considered appropriate for a man to speak to a lady or for a couple to be seen together.
According to an old French custom, as the moon went through all its phases the couple drank a brew called metheglin, which was made from honey. Arranged marriages were the norm, primarily business relationships born out of the desire and/or need for property, monetary or political alliances.
During the Victorian Era (1837-1901), romantic love became viewed as the primary requirement for marriage and courting became even more formal - almost an art form among the upper classes.
An interested gentleman could not simply walk up to a young lady and begin a conversation.
We had signed up for a rough and tumble Jeep safari around the mountains of Marmaris.
We passed beautiful waterfalls on unknown country roads before arriving at a small village.