Dating out social class
A woman was never permitted to go out alone and meet a gentleman.
According to one etiquette expert of the 1870s – 1890s, Professor Thomas E.
The dating during the Victorian period was thus very different from what it is today.
As you might expect, there were many rules regarding courtship during the Victorian era.
Several books were published explaining the rules of etiquette to both genders.
Here are names of some of those: Godey’s Lady Book, Mrs. Humphry, The Laws of Etiquette: or, short rules and reflections for conduct in society, by a gentleman, and Manners and Social Usages.