Compare and contrast marriage and dating
The basic building block of all societies has always been the family.
If the courtship develops into a more “serious relationship”, the two begin to contemplate marriage.
Again, like most of the other traditional rituals mentioned, due Western influence this process has been also affected.
The groom in today’s Arab society will give the bride a ring as a symbol of their engagement.
In the past, there was not much time given for courtship and getting acquainted with each other.
In some tribal communities, the two may have not seen each other at all or the marriage could have been arranged during childhood.