Historically, marriages in most societies were arranged by parents and older relatives with the goal not being love but legacy and "economic stability and political alliances", according to anthropologists.
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In modern times, emphasis on the institution of marriage, generally described as a male-female bond, has obscured pair bonds formed by same-sex and transsexual couples, and that many heterosexual couples also bond for life without offspring, or that often pairs that do have offspring separate.
Thus, the concept of marriage is changing widely in many countries.
While the term has several meanings, the most frequent usage refers to two people exploring whether they are romantically or sexually compatible by participating in dates with the other.
With the use of modern technology, people can date via telephone or computer or meet in person.
It's tailored to you NZDating believes people's individuality is special, so rather than forcing the same strict set of rules on everyone - we believe you should be able to make your own choices about what you like seeing (or not seeing).
I only signed up with NZDating for a bit of a laugh as my friend had already signed up and was enjoying meeting people.
Dating may also involve two or more people who have already decided that they share romantic or sexual feelings toward each other.