Before the 1920s, the primary reason for courting someone was to begin the path to marriage.
It functioned as a way for each party's family to gauge the social status of the other.
Meetings between lovers began to be more distant from rigid parental supervision.
A young man might take a girl to a drive-in movie rather than spend an evening in the parlor with her family.
finds Approximately two-thirds of Americans say it is hard to determine whether someone has been a victim of domestic abuse (64%) and want more information about what to do when confronted with domestic violence (65%).