In the study, author Ted Huston, professor of human ecology at the University of Texas, concludes that 'the central task of courtship
is for the two partners to make a sound choice, to be drawn into marriage for reasons that will prove out over the long haul.
n = total number of courtships
where the behavioral unit took place; the mean is the number of bouts per courtship
of all males.
The Sedgwick manuscripts, however, allow Kenslea to examine such courtships
through siblings' and parents' eyes, rather than only from the couple's perspective.
Nursery spiders (Pisaura mirabilis) belong to a family known for violent females that, on occasion, attack and eat males attempting courtship
, notes Trine Bilde of Arhus University in Denmark.
Unlike seasonal breeders, these males had little time between courtships
to catch up on their calories, the authors note.
These wanderings along the paths of possible meanings emphasize the fluidity of vow-taking in this novel and imply a number of possible outcomes for the various courtships
Ilona Bell, Elizabethan Women and the Poetry of Courtship
Wright described the courtship
between giraffes as ``sweet and elegant'' and explained that the male and the female dance around each other, he follows her and lovingly rubs her neck.
Another position from which to view the effects of stuttering on the formation and courtship
stage of an intimate relationship is from the perspective of the partner.
The females seemed to dislike this, since the researchers observed a greater probability of cannibalism following shorter courtships
The two unconscious virgins on the Lower Cobb mark ritual death for three of the courtships
in the novel: Louisa's, first with Wentworth then with Benwick, and Anne's with Wentworth.
There is room also for consideration of the implications of the arguably more opportunistic courtships
of the poor revealed by the evidence of illegitimacy cases.