Our latest research compares overall interest in dating against established measures and events like economic factors, key political moments, and popular culture phenomena such as Royal Fever to reveal the factors that impact Australians’ dating habits.The e Harmony Dating Index measured interest in dating from 2012 – 2014 using Google search data for relevant terms like ‘online dating’ and ‘date venues’, social media mentions of phrases such as ‘date tonight’, and traffic to e au, to plot daily interest in dating on a scale between 0 and 100.In the past white represented a virgin or pure bride, today white is worn by the bride as a symbol of tradition.
The White wedding began to shift from a matter of fashion, performed by a minority, to a precise and compelling set of notions about right and proper behaviour for men and women, and society at large.Wedding customs are were influenced by social conditions, location, life styles, religion and others.Wedding photos act as a memento of that special day which represents the start of a new life together with the one you love.Wedding photos may be displayed later in the married couples home.Sometimes a family bible was given as wedding present this is common in the 1870s - 1900s.Societys attitudes and morals have changed over the years towards sexual relationships outside the boundaries of marriage.In 1946 the Ladies Handbook commented that: Many young people of the present day, whether engaged to be married or not, seemingly have no scruples against indulgence in intimate sexual relationships. Australian Houses of the Forties and Fifties, Five Milt Press Pty Ltd, Knoxfield Melbourne, 1993. Ties that Bind: The Australia Family from Early Times to the present, Australia Post, Melbourne, 1994. Ladies Handbook of Home Treatment, Signs Publishing Company, Wasburton Victoria, 1946 edition. A Natural History of Love as quoted in Wedding Traditions, All files on this site are copyrighted by the Internet Family History Association of Australia (IFHAA) and/or their creator.Many of these bibles have survived and are a great source for family historians.Sometimes a wedding gave family the opportunity for all members to get together especially those whose members where not living near each other, including the extended family members - Aunts, Uncles, cousins etc. It is the tradition for the bride to be given away by their father.In Australia, for example, the traditional wedding ceremony exchange of rings, the wedding cake and the reception attended by friends and extended family are mainly of the Western world.Traditionally Australian wedding ceremonies and receptions include all members of the bride’s as well as the groom’s families.