In The Guild 2: By courting someone it allows you to get married and have children. This is important if you want to continue your dynasty. If another dynasty has an open marriage candidate then you can use that to your advantage by marrying them, which will increase you relations. However courting someone from another dynasty is a little harder.
Marriage and Courtship
Wives in the Renaissance
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In New York, a Renaissance for Marriage
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We hear a lot about the so-called "golden age" of dating — the early '50s and '60s, where men brought flowers, opened doors, and generally behaved as if their date was a piece of fine china without any agency — and how modern casual attitudes have made the process both less formal and less magical. But it's important to remember that taking a girl to a drive-in movie and sharing a milkshake on the way home, while it might seem charmingly complicated and puritan to us , is actually pretty damn daring when you look at the history of dating and courtship. Throughout history, people have concocted all kinds of ways to express love and propose marriage in the confines of their societies — and they've had to get very inventive. Yes, once you look at the hoops Victorians had to jump through to get hitched, you might even be glad for the relaxation of a Tinder swipe.