Sunday, June 17, 2012

Senior People Meet – Ancient Marriages

Ancient Marriages:

Ancient Greece Marriages - Ancient Egyptian Marriages -
Ancient Roman Marriages - Ancient China Marriages -
Ancient Mesopotamian Marriages - Medieval Marriages - Eternal Embrace

Ancient Marriages
 In ancient times senior people met with no intention of meeting a new mate or marriage. Marriage was for the young. Marriage is a kinship between spouses. Different cultures have varied definition of marriage. Generally, is a legalized social union institution recognizing interpersonal relationships. Spouses living together in daily life and right to procreate. Marriage recognition in sovereign states and countries in formalized wedding ceremony. There are a variety of reasons that couples married. Love is not the only determining factor. Reasons can include one or more reasons: love, libido, legal, spiritual, economic and religious. Family normalization can be factors like arranged marriages and legal protection of children. Ancient marriages were not always formalized by religion ceremony, legal documentation or consenting spouses. In Ancient Greece, Ancient Rome and Ancient China couples needed both parents consent  to marry. In China brides and grooms first met at their wedding ceremony. Strict rituals had to be adhered to by the couple, parents, matchmakers and fortune-tellers.  In Ancient Egypt there is not clear documentation about marriage. It is believed the young woman simple moved in with a single man and they were considered married.  In the ancient world martial ages varied between average of fifteen  to thirty years old. Money always has it advantage. In some ancient cultures senior wealthy widower would marry young wives. On the whole marriage was geared for young men and women. Of course, in ancient days the life spans were shorter than in the modern world. Citizens longevity was influenced by disease, hygiene, food supply and hereditary.

Modern seniors are living long active healthy lives. Seniors unlike ancient predecessors are seeking their own compatible mates. Meet senior singles online for a multitude of reasons: companionship, causal relationships, serious relationships, like interest, shared histories and more. The senior population is a large productive demographics. All age demographic are dating online and Senior Meet Compatible Mates Online. Take a look at marriage in the ancient world. 21st Century is a great time for Seniors Dating Online.

Ancient Greek Marriage
Ancient Greece Marriage

In ancient Greece marriage was arranged by intended bride’s and groom’s parents. Marriages were arranged. The bride’s dowry or financial arrangement was arranged by families. Marital ages for girls was between fourteen and eighteen. Grooms marital ages were early twenties and thirties. In ancient Greece the Spartan family represented self-denial and simplicity. Spartan children belonged to the state more than their parents. Spartan males were raised to be soldiers. A Spartan was loyal to the state. Boys were taken from their parents at age 7 and were trained to be solders. Married Spartan men continued to live in barrack until the age of thirty. Married Spartan men met with their wives occasionally for procreation.

Priests did not direct formalized wedding ceremonies. There were a set of formalized rituals couples had to follow before living together and husband and wife. Divorced were easily obtained in Ancient Greece. Any remaining cash from a woman’s dowry had to be refunded to the bride’s parents. Divorce was granted on various grounds; if wife could not produce children or adultery.

Ancient Egyptian Marriage
 Ancient Egypt Marriage

Until the Greece period it was royal tradition brother/sister or father/daughter marriages.
Egyptian mythology, gods marriage between brothers and sisters and fathers and daughters.
Theories may have been it was the king's prerogative and intermarriages strengthened the king's claim to rule. The belief was that the Pharaoh was a descendant of the gods. Cleopatra was married to her brother. The Pharaohs had multiple wives. The "Great Royal Wife" and he had several minor wives. Ramsus II Royal Wife was Royal Queen Nefertari. It is speculated the Ramsus II has multiple off springs from a combination of his wives. The male heir was often married to his sister or stepsister.  It was not uncommon for common people marriages to family members. Marriages seemed to be of people of the same social class but little regard  to race or nationality. Records show that Egyptians married to Nubian's or people of other countries. Polygamy was also practiced in the ruling classes.

Monogamy was a general marriage practice in the the common class. The average age for a bride was 13 years old. Commoner's marriages were not arranged. A young man would take gifts to the intended home. Parental approval is unsettled but dowries were involved strengthens assumption parental approval essential.  Marriage arrangements followed. In early Egypt the future husband made payment to the bride's father. This practice was reversed and the bride's father payed a dowry to husband for wife upkeep. A marriage agreement was made assigning portions of the husband's wealth to the wife and any children resulting from the marriage if a divorce should occur ending the marriage. Wives that brought assets into a marriage remained the wives property if a divorce should result. This included separate ownership of land, slaves and etc she possessed prior to the marriage.  Egyptian law fore bide the transfer of assets to another person without the wive and eldest son's consent. Divorce was easy to obtain in ancient Egyptian society. Conversely, punishment for a wife found guilty of adultery were brutal. The punishment could be stoning or burning. It is not clear if the same punishment applied to adulterous husbands.

There is little written evidence in Ancient Egypt of wedding ceremonies or certificates. It is unclear in Ancient Egypt if brides and grooms needed their parent's permission to marry. Women were considered married if she took her belongings from her parent's house to a single man's house. Single women and men over the age of consent living together in the same house were considered married. The average age for girls was 12 to 14 years of age. Average age for boys was 14 to 19 years of age. Written marriage certificates and divorce agreements do not exist. Men or women could if reason were irrelevant. Ancient Egyptian men regarded women and marriage highly. In Ancient Egypt love was an essential part of life. Royalty and commoner had different set of marriage customs.

Ancient Roman Marriage
 Ancient Rome Marriage

Matrimonium is the root word for "matrimony". Taking a woman in marriage to have children. Prominent families marriages first arranged later if your lucky fall in love. Off springs in a marriage were legitimate children. Married Roman citizens produced new citizens. Both woman and man had to consent to marry. Finally, consent came from the bride's and groom's  fathers. Families of wealth and political status married within their class. Wealth and status was retained within the families. Elite young men married in their mid-twenties after serving in the military. Brides were between 15 - 20 years old.  Dowry's were contributions made by the bride's family. Dowry were to cover expenses in the new household. Dowry's include land, slaves, jewelry, toiletry and clothing.  A females chastity was a prerequisite for marriage. If the wife died during the marriage the dowry was returned to her family.

Unlike the Ancient Egyptian parties could not marry more than one person at a time. The bride and groom could not be closely related.  In general, marriage were no allowed between relatives four times removed or between persons connected by marriage. Divorce was no considered.

Men had their family and professional positions that enabled them to advance in society. A women social advancement depended on marrying a successful man of position. The lives of a woman were dependent on the male they married.

Typical upper class wedding ceremonies were lavish generally paid for by the bride's family. Wedding dates chosen carefully, religious rules eliminated certain days. Before the wedding ceremony during the engagement ceremony the groom gave bride a iron ring. The engagement ring and wedding band were worn on the third finger of the left hand. Roman belief that a nerve from third finger ran directly to the heart. The night before the wedding bride gave her birth locket to her father. That same evening the bride gave her childhood toys away to her family. On the wedding day the bride was dressed by her mother. A belt was tied around her waist. This belt was "knot of Hercules". Hercules was the guardian of wedding life. This belt could only be untied by her husband. Usually the wedding ceremony was held at the bride's fathers house. To legalize the ceremony witnesses had to be present. During the wedding ceremony wedded couple would sacrifice an animal asking the gods for a blessing. At the couples new home the bride was carried over the threshold. Records vary some claim the husband and others claim the bride's attendants carried her  over the threshold.

Marriage required no marriage license, state officials, letter, messenger or proxy. In 18 BC Augustus passed a series of laws pertaining to marriage, parenting and adultery.

Ancient Chinese Marriage
Ancient China Marriages

A wealthy family would never consider their children marrying into a poor family. This view was not exclusive in Ancient China but is and was a world view. Financial successful men were known to have a wife and several concubines. Position of the concubines were generally inferior to the wife and her children.

Feudal society marriages was arranged by the parents. Wealthy and feudal bride and grooms both were arranged marriage that followed three letters and six etiquette's. Keep in mind, the bride and groom do not meet until the wedding ceremony.

Three letters were
  • betrothal letter
  • gift letter
  • wedding letter

Six etiquette's to be completed before the final wedding ceremony:


 Boy’s parents intend to match invite a matchmaker to accompany them to propose to girl’s parents. The matchmaker was usually a woman. If the proposal successful the matchmaker would be rewarded with gifts by both families.

Birthday Matching:

Knowing the girl’s full name and birthday boy’s parents consult a fortune teller. Fortune teller considering name, birthday and the Chinese zodiac predicts whether son’s match will be a happy marriage.

Presenting Betrothal Gifts:
If marriage is predicted to be productive matchmaker takes gifts to girl’s parents and wedding can continue.

Days Before Wedding Ceremony and Wedding Ceremony:
The days before wedding ceremony bride dowry sent to groom’s parent home. Dowry represents brides social status and wealth. Dowry is displayed in broom’s home. At the wedding place both bride and groom are led along red carpet a festive atmosphere. Red symbolizes delight. After the ceremony the new couple retired to their bridal chamber. Guest were treated to a feast.

Ancient weddings were arranged when couples were mid teens and young adults. In ancient Greece, Rome and China marriages were arranged by prospective bride and groom parents. Love was not a major consideration. In China brides and grooms did not meet until their wedding day. Seniors were not considered. Seniors are living longer active healthy productive lives. Seniors are dating and marrying. There has been a surge in Senior Online Dating in recent years. Seniors find your next date Online!

Ancient Mesopotamian Marriages
Ancient Mesopotamian Marriages

Now part of Iraq (country Western Asia between Euphrates and Tigris Rivers). Girls were considered marriage age soon after puberty. Marriages were arranged between the bride's and groom's families. As in most ancient marriages a dowry was arranged between the bride's father and groom.  Families had marriage contracts. Upon marriage the groom gave his wife "dumaki", a sum of money toward the maintenance of the home.  If the wife did not borne children or died the "dumaki" was returned to the husband. The Mesopotamian woman was considered property of her husband. Fathers were masters of their children. The husband was the ruler of both wife and children. Husbands were allowed to keep a concubine. Concubines had lessen status to a wife.  If the husband died it was not uncommon for his widow to marry one of his brothers or closed male relative of the deceased husband. 

Medieval Marriages

Medieval Marriages
 Marriage in Medieval Times was truly a family affair. Marriage was a part of family financial and social planning. Families carefully planned marriages for economic and social enhancement. Marriages were arranged women did not have choices in choosing a partner. Many instances the bride met her future husband at the wedding ceremony. Brides and grooms were generally strangers and in a very few cases grooms were able to choose their brides. Arrangements were made by couple’s parents. Bride’s marriage age about 12 years of age and groom’s about 17 years of age.

After marriages were arranged wedding notices were posted on the church door. This was a notification to the public and to ensure that there were no grounds prohibiting the marriage. If valid reasons was given the church could prohibit the marriage. During the church ceremony the man stood on the right side of the bride. The bible states, Eve was from Adam’s left rib. There was a ring exchange and rings put on fourth finger of left hands. From Roman times, left ring finger believed to have direct connection to heart. Placement on fourth finger a symbol of love. After the wedding there was a large feast. The customs of the bride on the left side of the groom, wedding rings placed on the fourth fingers of left hand and wedding parties are medieval wedding traditions that are carried on today. Presently there are a few changes. Presently, western world marriages are not arranged and people marry for love.

Eternal Embrace
 Eternal Love
  In Mantua, Italy a young couple's skeletons were found. Archaeologist found skeletons of a young couple in loving embraces. Limbs intertwined continuing their life journey beyond death.  Skeletons were found in Mantua, Italy. The skeletons are approximately 4,000 to 5,000 years old during the New Stone Ages. This is the first discovery of lovers embracing.
 Eternal Love
 Before Ancient Greece, Ancient Egypt, Ancient Roman or Ancient Chinese Marriages skeletons were found of a young couple in Eternal Embrace. These lovers would have been in the New Stone Age Era thousands of years ago there were no formal marriages. Truly, these lovers were lifelong mates with their souls married in life. Records show how marriage has evolved into a legal union between men and women. People marry for different reasons: love, affection, libido, companionship, children, financial security and etc. Man has advanced since the primal era but human nature remains unchanged. Couples are still looking for love, affection, companionship and commitment.

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Friday, June 15, 2012

Christian Senior Friend Finder –Christian Senior Dating Online

Christian Senior Dating Online
 Christian Senior Dating Online
Dating online has become so technology sophisticated that there is a specialized dating field Christian Senior Dating. Shared practiced Christian values are a strong foundation in any relationship. Share God’s Christian principles in your relationship. Someone with Christian values looking for someone with the similar Christian
based principles. Christian unattached singles tend to look for long term relationships. Being a Christian is not the only dating criteria to consider. There has to be a personality matches and things of interests. Opposite attract but birds of a feather tend to flock together. Backgrounds, things of interests, introverted and extroverted personalities, number of children, are children dependents or independent and etc. Compromise is a key component to any meaningful relationship. May not compromise on Christian values but all activities will not be enjoyed by both parties. The reality is that compromising and participating in activities you do not particularly enjoy for the happiness of someone else can maintain harmony in the relationship. All relationships have to deal with positives and negatives. True Christian beliefs and practices establishes that a solid foundation is built as versus to foundations built on sand.

There are two dating categories Christian and Senior dating. Dating mature adults 50 years old and older. Seniors known as “Baby Boomer” the special generation. Seniors are not looking for the same type of dates that they searched for 30 years ago. You are not looking for the team jock or a cheer leader. They are not looking to find a mate to start a young family. Widowed or divorce seniors tend to have mid teenagers or grown children. Been there done that. After a few decades of sacrificing for family members now is Your Time. Seniors are looking for mature relationships with sharing values, interests and morals. Senior want to enjoy their life with a compatible mate. Comfortable relaxed relationships where you can actively enjoy Blessed Christian Senior Dating Online.

Approximately 20% of single are finding dates online. There is a surge in Christian Senior dating online. Two dating categories merged suitable compatibility for Senior Friend Finders. Below are well established dating services dedicated to Christian Senior Dating.

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Saturday, June 9, 2012

Mouches Sign of Attraction-Senior Dating

Mouche Sign of Attraction
 It is amazing what men and women have endured to attract the opposite sex. Today it can still be a grueling task. Regimented exercise, dieting, facials, cosmetics, perfume, botox, hair care and more. Men and women have always said look at me. In the stone ages perforated sea shells were discovered. It is assume used by women maybe men for adornment. In the Far East women have bounded their feet. Assumed the small feet more attractive to men. In the Baby Boomer's youth mini skirts were in fashion.  In the 17th and 18th century  Europe men and women has similar beauty customs. Both men and women  of England and France worn make-up (containing lead), elevated shoes and wigs. Moles in the dark ages were considered signs of evil. Moles in 17th century Europe were fashionable signs of attraction. Not everyone has moles no problems the artificial mole became the fashion trend. These moles were called, mouches (flies).  Made from: leather, silk, taffeta and velvet. Europe had specialized mouche designers. Elaborate in design from: crescent moons, butterflies, flowers, stars and a horses with carriage. Horses drawn carriages were fashionable. A few skin moles were considered beautiful and a sign of status. Royal houses and upper class society worn mouches along with wigs, make-up and high-heel shoes . The popularity of the mouche traveled from England and France to the royal court of Russia. In Russia the mouche was called, "mushka". Mouches could indicated a person's political party, marital status and personal sensuality. Mouches were signs of attraction. Mouches were pasted on the face, neck, shoulder or beasts. A person could wear one to ten mouches depending on the event and personal preference. We see actors wearing mouches in period movies. Examples: “Barry Lyndon” with Ryan O’Neal or “Dangerous Liaison” with Glenn Close and John Malkovich the characters have facial moles reflecting fashions of that period.

We do not wear mouches today. We have other beauty customs for attraction.Nothing is wrong with being and feeling attractive. In Western Europe 17th and 18th century royal and upper class wedding were arranged. This was to maintain prestige, power and wealth. Other classes of society required strong parental approval. As the mouche fashion has ended dating traditions are changing. Traditional methods of meeting mates are still standard. Integrated into traditional dating is 21st century dating online. With the advancement of technology compatible Dating Online Senior Members of all background, religions, interest, professions, standards and values are meeting. Dating Members have different motives options available for casual or serious relationships.

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Friday, June 1, 2012

Review Senior Online Dating Services - Meet Senior Singles

Review Friend Finders Senior Online Dating Services. Meet Senior Singles Online. I realize there are over 1,400 online dating services. Some are free and others require paid subscriptions. These are pay subscription professional dating sites. There are monthly fees. All 5 services have high reputations, trust and business standards. Most have been in business near a decade or more. Most sites are dedicated to long term relationships but some offer casual dating. Traditional senior dating sites  persons 50 years of age or older. PerfectMatch founded in 2003 dedicated to serious dating. Developed Duet Compatibility System. Matches personality traits with compatible matching mates. National and international dating service.  In the mid 2000s surge in Baby Boomer population prompted PerfectMatch Senior dating division. Dedicated to Senior Dating and Senior Christian Senior dating  online. Advanced technology and customer support service. Spark Network one of Senior Online Dating largest sites/services. Founded in 1997 casual and serious dating. National and international dating service. Promotes a supportive friendly atmosphere. Customer Service can be reached via email or toll free phone number. Committed Senior (Silver Singles) and Senior Christian Online (Christian Mingle) dating divisions. one of the oldest online dating services. Starting a dating bulletin board in 1986. Has evolved into a national and international dating service. Languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese and German. Average members age 35 years old and educated professionals. Again with the surge of the Baby Boomer's population and a high percentage of active dating seniors specialized Senior Online Dating division established. Matchmaker senior online dating Mature Single Click. founded 2000 by Dr. Warren and Dr. Buckwalter. Eharmony's founders developed the 29 Dimensions of Compatibility. Personality indicators predict compatibilities traits suitable for long lasting relationships. Specializes in long term relationships. Services in USA, Canada, United Kingdom and Australia. Members of all ages, religions, ethnic backgrounds, regions and political views. 

Review each Senior Dating Service. Depend you own investigation and research regarding dating companies. Pick the senior dating service the fits your needs and requirements. Good Luck your venturing into a new dating world. Online dating unheard of 30 years ago but by all indications technology matching compatible mates is here to stay!

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PerfectMatch adults searching serious and long lasting relationships. Co-founder, Dr. Pepper Schwartz founded Duet Compatibility System. PerfectMatch has 11,000,000 registered members. Duet Compatibility System drills down to the real compatibility of members. Founded in 2003 with premium approach enjoys higher conversion results for members. The multi-page personality survey used to determine compatible mates. Survey must be completed for access to Duet assessment. 3 day FREE trial. Can search based on different criteria: personality type, keyword and other individual selections. Can remain anonymous. Only first names with profiles and photos are optional. Email are sent via A member can be blocked helping to facilitate safety and privacy. An undesired match can be closed.

Advanced technology and customer support provided. Technology advantages video profile available both on site and cable on Demand services. Comforting customer services: Dating Advice, Dating Safety Tips and FAQs on online profiles. Emails sent directly to customer service representative. PerfectMatch has been seen on Regis and Kelly, Dr. Phil, Good Morning America and Dancing With the Stars.
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Senior Online Dating - In response to a 60% increase in singles 50 years and older dating PerfectMatch online service dedicated to Senior Dating. 2006- to 2007 surge baby boomer singles by 140%. One of largest demographic dating group is Senior Dating. Christian Senior Dating
  • Hispanic/ Latin Online Dating
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  • Catholic Dating
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  • Conservative Dating
  • Cougar Dating
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  • Dog Lover Dating
  • Executive Dating
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Spark Network 
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Founded in 1997 causal and serious dating online. Dating service dedicated targeted specific markets, demographics and interests. is national and international service. People find meaningful relationships in a fun and convenient atmosphere. Committed to your safety with friendly customer care staff. Contact customer care team by email or call toll-free. Additional services, online profiles, photographs, chat rooms, instant messenger, communication tools, private mailboxes and public forums. Photos and profiles are reviewed by Customer Care Team.
Dating Niches - Dating Categories: - Singles 50 years and older in their prime.
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One of the oldest online dating sites on the Internet. Starting as a bulletin board in 1986. Having approximately 8,000,000 registered members. 50,000 new members each month. The average age of members is 35 years old. Demographically, professional, educated and members seeking strong relationships. Members looking for friendship, love, romance short term relationships, long term relationships and or marriage. One of most respected dating services online. New members complete an extensive questionnaire of multiple choice questions. Optional 20 longer essay questions but give deeper in depth in to personalities. Matchmaker sites include multiple chat community rooms, video, audio web messaging, dating advice, dating safety tips and more. FREE membership allows profile posting and performance search. Communication with a match requires membership. Paying members are considered serious members.
Matchmaker Categories:
  • Mature Single Click (Senior Dating)
  • (Latin/Hispanic Dating)
  • Major online dating services dedicated to the Latin Community. International Hispanic Dating: National, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Colombia, Chile, Brazil, Argentina and Spain
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  • Single Parent Click (Single Parent Dating)
  • Black Dating Click (“African American Dating)
  • Gay Dating ( Gay/Lesbian Dating)
  • Christian Matchmaker (Christian Dating)
  • Catholic SoulMates (Catholic Dating)
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Single Members Looking for:
  • Friends
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In 1997, Dr. Neil Warren a practicing clinical psychologist collaborated with Dr Galen Buckwalter then a research professor and University of Southern California. Both sought to identify characteristics between couples associated with successful relationships. After three years research identifying leading personality traits the predict the potential for successful long-term relationships. They are called the 29 Dimensions of Compatibility. Dedicated to matching compatible mates.

Opening in Santa Monica, California in 2000. eharmony claims to be the #1 Trusted Relationship Services Providers in the USA. Specializing in long term relationships. 20,000,000 registered members of all ages, ethnicities, national origins, political beliefs and religious beliefs. Dating niches: Senior Singles, Hispanic Singles, Christian Singles, Jewish Singles, Black Singles, Asian Singles and 30s Singles. Relationship Labs and research facility. eHarmony relationship advice, safety and dating tips. Today approximately 542 eHarmony members marry per day in the United States. eHarmony available in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and Australia.

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Note: I am not recommending one Senior Dating Services only stating features and some background of each service. Important that individual does own homework for each service.  Questions to Ask Senior Dating Services. Rely on own interviews and investigations and note these are subscription services.

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