“The period of courtship is one full of importance. A young woman of unripe experience must decide from what she can see of a man during the intercourse of a few months, whether he will suit her for a life-companion. She has no knowledge of human nature; and what would it avail her if she had, when at such a time a suitor is careful only to show his eligible traits?”
I was going to make a snappy point that c’mon, even the contestants on “The Bachelor” have six months to decide which young ladies will be their lifelong helpmates, but upon further investigation, it appears the show is filmed within six weeks.
Never mind. Carry on.