Step 2 – engagement After the couple had developed mutual affection, the next step to strengthen their relation was marriage. After getting engaged, the couple could get hold hands in public, go for walks alone, and take unchaperoned rides.
The engaged couple was allowed to meet behind closed doors but had to be dutifully separated by nightfall.
A lady who maintained the rigid strictures of Victorian society wasn’t allowed to accept lavish or expensive gifts at the hands of a gentleman not related or engaged to her.
According to one etiquette expert of the 1870s – 1890s, Professor Thomas E.
That was the only touch, which was accepted between a man and a woman, who was not engaged to him. The next step was to go out for a walk and then lastly by keeping company.
The upper class socialized at social events while the lowers classes socialized at events like Sunday Service or Church suppers.
Hope, you've got a general idea about Russian women.