Today, in many countries, interracial marriage is commonplace and most don’t even give it a second thought.
However, as we all know, it wasn’t always this way in the past.
Thus to choose an ideal partner was vital for both the individual and the family.
A set of marriage custom has been passed down and is still in used today.
Ivory French casket with scenes of romances – possibly a courtship gift.
Courtship is the systematic process that one undergoes in order to ensure compatibility with a lifelong partner.
It was during the '20s that the term "dating" was coined by young singles who were interested in relationships that were defined differently.
At the beginning of the 20th century, a shift took place and chaperoned, arranged courting was replaced by independent dating.A courtship may be an informal and private matter between two people or may be a public affair, or a formal arrangement with family approval.Traditionally, in the case of a formal engagement, it has been perceived that it is the role of a male to actively "court" or "woo" a female, thus encouraging her to understand him and her receptiveness to a proposal of marriage.In this particular list I have included only black and white relationships.Pearl Mae Bailey was a famous actress and singer and Louie Bellson was a famous jazz drummer, composer and bandleader.Young people of the 1920s, characterized by the free spirited "flapper," experienced more sexual exploration than their predecessors.