With the rise of online dating websites and apps, and a more open-minded culture, it’s become harder to form deeper and meaningful connections. The culture enables shallow communication and a “marketplace mentality” that make people feel more like commodities than people.

We can bring morality back to dating by looking to the times when people showed a reverence for the process and courtship was seen as a privilege, not a game. 

Not all old-fashioned formal courtship rituals are a good fit for our times, and may seem conservative or dramatic. But if we focus on the basic values they represent and adapt them to our preference, we can add tenderness and authenticity to the process. 

In this episode, I share four old-fashioned courtship rituals we all could consider bringing back.