Dating and courtship in australia
Shall lift his hat and say Excuse Me when he brushes against a lady on the street.
Should always walk on the outside when walking with one or more ladies.
[Episode 7 | 1948 : Jen] Jen and her friends are fantasising about the attractiveness of movie stars and royalty and rating them between one and ten.
The girls only rate Wal as a three or four, which makes Jen feel that her friends would not approve if she told them about her mother's affection for him.
It is still expected that a gentleman stand up the first time a lady enters a room or takes her final leave.
It is considered chivalrous to open a door for a lady if he happens to be in reasonable proximity.
Shall never ask a lady to dance if he has his coat removed.
She realises the inevitable when she sees her mother's engagement ring.
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The Victorians romanticized love as well as tragedy.