Want more of Bustle's Sex and Relationships coverage?Check out our new podcast, I Want It That Way, which delves into the difficult and downright dirty parts of a relationship, and find more on our Soundcloud page.Dating essentially replaced the practice of calling which was the primary way of courtship before the mid-1920's.When a man "calls" upon a woman, he usually shows up at her house during an "at home" session and presents his card to the maid who then gives it to the young lady.ORIGINS OF DATING Dating is definitely an "American phenomenon." Few other countries carry on this practice with as much fervor as Americans do.
While some may find it to be a fun, easy, and convenient way to meet new people, others believe that dating through the URL has somehow led us into a “dating apocalypse.” Whether you do it or not is totally up to you. To top it all off, a newly released report by popular dating site, e Harmony, found that online dating is the second most popular way to meet new partners.According to e Harmony Australia’s 2015 Relationship Study, finding your partner online is quickly catching up to more “traditional” ways of meeting partners.In fact, 22 percent of those surveyed say they met their current partners online, second only to meeting people through mutual friends at 24 percent.“A digital profile is a great way to find out more about a match, but it’s also a great way for singles to put their best self forward,” e Harmony’s Dating and Relationship expert, Melanie Schilling said in a Huffington Post Australia report.One of the biggest issues people have with online dating is the not-so-cool art of ghosting.In fact, 35 percent of people said they’ve experienced the rejection of that lame disappearing act. Other popular ways of online rejection include having your messages go ignored (29 percent), being unfriended on social media (27 percent), and having a former lover post pictures of themselves with their new beau (10 percent).But because the lower classes were not so well-endowed so that they own pianos or even parlors, they started their own form of "courtship" which soon became known as dating.