"How did he propose?" was asked in a series of nationally-syndicated newspaper columns during the early 1920s. Here's a selection of some of the best engagement stories - from the sweet and simple to the too-cute-for-words.
So many experts have come out with learned treatises on how to land an eligible bachelor, it was time for an experienced amateur to speak up. There is one big difference between their fancy methods and mine. Mine worked.
Marriage rates rose each year between 1945 and 1949 - more than ever before during a 5-year period - as almost 3,000,000 women swapped the single life for married life.
An expert said American dating and courtship is characterized by romance... After a brief, ecstatic acquaintanceship, they believe that they can go on living happily ever after.
Boy meets girl, boy marries girl. That just about summarizes the modern courtship, American style. Whatever happened to the old-fashioned courtship -- complete with hearts and flowers?
It is the fashion to send a bouquet with New Year wishes instead of going to make a call. The flower meanings differ slightly, but from a careful study of them all the following correct sentiments are obtained.
Old-time courting & a red-hot date: 25 years ago and today Old-time courting 25 years ago (1902) The start of a heavy courtship. Twenty-five... Click to read more...
Popping the question There is nothing more appalling to a modest and sensitive young man than asking the girl he loves to marry him: and there are ... Click to read more...
The marriage ceremony Weddings are everywhere accompanied with some degree of ceremony, and are usually considered as occasions of festivity. The p... Click to read more...
How to choose a husband: Top tips for the woman planning to get married, from the etiquette experts of 1921
How to choose a husband? Whatever you do, do not marry a man who claims to be a saint. He lives too much in his own imagination of himself. He is nearly always an unconscious or a subconscious hypocrite.
The other day, a woman of 38 married a man of 30, whereupon the critics went into session and began to grouch. Should older women marry younger men? What society said in 1914.