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Traditionally, marriages were often arranged by parents and the family of the bride was expected to pay a dowry.
Today, a vestige of the tradition survives in the "kidnapping" of the bride by the family or friends of the groom.
For example, until the 1980’s many men in Greece decided on getting engaged so that their relationship was socially acceptable.
Sexual relations before that time were more prudent and women did not easily “risk their reputation” out of wedlock.
Greece has a history of interesting courtship practices including arranged marriages and dowries.
Today, Greek men and women are inventing new ways to connect using the Internet.
It gives them time to get to know each other better and come closer before finally walking down the aisle.
But marriages are proceeded by a time of courtship.
Engagements found usually place in a house, where the maid of honor and best man were to be selected, and were followed by a small festive gathering of close friends and relatives.