Dating past and present
Until the early 1800s, marriages were considered more seriously than dating; marriages were based on social standings and not based on couple's attraction or "love at first sight".
But while it’s easy to see the ’90s through rose-coloured glasses, we do have to give the present some credit—no way would we trade our smartphones for pagers.
There was no "supervision" and interactions between couples were without any commitment.
Dating became synonymous with dancing as dancing on the first date was considered for a more serious relationship.
Presently dating has become more synonymous with infidelity as married couples are having affairs with either their colleagues or "old school friends".
Thanks to the online revolution and transition in thinking!