It’s a long, drawn-out affair, composed of public meetings.
The main characters lead quiet domestic lives.
The whole town feels invested in your behaviors.
You regularly inquire about the health of each other’s family
Strict manners and customs of the day, built around a moral duty to
society, dictate your interactions and lead to amusing mishaps.
Clever planning is involved.
Includes many brisk walks.
Gossip helps edify listeners by determining what is and isn’t
acceptable, and who has violated social conventions and decorum.
Romantic encounters are very weather-dependent.
There’s gonna be tea at some point.
You inform your friends—who lead tranquil lives full of cooking and
evenings at home—of recent romantic developments through vividly
Much of the romantic relationship is epistolary, too.
Eye contact and subtle gestures play an important role.
You and your prospective future husband barely touch.