She would notify the lucky gentleman by giving him her own card requesting that he escort her home.Almost all courting took place in the girl's home, under the eye of watchful parents.If the courting progressed, the couple might advance to the front porch.
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.
From buying a woman dinner to opening a door for her, many of today's courting rituals are rooted in medieval chivalry.
It also set the tone for fashion, social order and general culture throughout Europe and the United States.
Queen Victoria’s predecessor, King William IV, had lived a life of public excess.
Once they had been formally introduced, if the gentleman wished to escort the lady home he would present his card to her.