Courtship in the Philippines is one known complex form of courtship.
Courtship may be completely omitted, as in cases of some arranged marriages where the couple do not meet before the wedding.
During courtship, a couple get to know each other and decide if there will be an engagement or other such agreement.
A courtship may be an informal and private matter between two people or may be a public affair, or a formal arrangement with family approval.
In more traditional forms of Christianity, this concept of courtship has been retained, with John Piper defining courtship and distinguishing this concept from dating, stating that: Courtship ordinarily begins when a single man approaches a single woman by going through the woman's father, and then conducts his relationship with the woman under the authority of her father, family, or church, whichever is most appropriate.
Courtship always has marriage as its direct goal...