From Ancient Egypt to today, courtship has taken different forms based on social context.
Today, dating in Egypt takes place in a traditional, conservative atmosphere, informed by religious beliefs and traditional customs. Most modern Egyptians consider Muslim or Coptic Christian beliefs when it comes to the opposite sex and dating as it is practiced in the West is relatively rare.
Even in more "modern" communities like university students, most social interactions still take "Coptic egyptian dating girls" in group settings.
Courtship in ancient Egypt was characterized by discretion and romantic love, with youthful expressions of desire reflected in the poetry of the day. Many women would initiate the courtship, and partners would send love letters to each other, writes Walter Hazen in Ancient Times. Marriage and family life were important in ancient Egyptian society and some women would marry young, typically around the age of Marriages were most likely arranged through families, and no marriage ceremony was performed.
In this arrangement, a daughter would be "given" to a suitable mate, who would, in return, give a gift to his new bride. Marriages were sometimes recorded in a legal document, usually to protect each partner's property in the event of divorce and insure the well-being of Coptic egyptian dating girls wife and children.
A majority of Egypt's population is Muslim, and might date according to Islamic Coptic egyptian dating girls or rituals, though differences occur depending on class and between urban and rural populations.
In traditional Muslim practices, a young man or woman who is looking to marry finds a matchmaker, if he or she does not meet a suitable partner socially through friends, gatherings, school or work, according to Marriage Customs of the World by George Monger. When a match is made, the prospective groom sends a female relative from his family to the prospective bride's father to offer marriage.
The fathers of each family assess the families' compatibility and finances, in addition to the compatibility of the couple. If both families agree to the match, the couple would be engaged, while the families make preparations for the wedding.
Today, Muslim partners especially in "Coptic egyptian dating girls" cities like Cairo might undergo more lenient rituals or find mates without a intermediary matchmaker, most likely meeting through through friends and family circles, at school or at work, but family input into the match and participation still plays an important role.
In Egypt, there are as many as six to 11 million members of the Coptic Orthodox Church, which traces its origins to the first century A.