Dating female longmont
Most of the time they didn't even know the man before they were married.
Marriage was different in other ways back then too.
There were many reasons for prohibiting a marriage.
One reason was consanguinity, if the two were too closely related.
If the boy or the girl had taken a monastic or religious vow the marriage was also prohibited.
Sometimes widows or widowers took vows of celibacy on the death of their spouse, and later regretted doing so when they could not remarry.
Other reasons which also prohibited marriage, but were not grounds for a divorce, were rape, adultery, and incest.
One wouldn't likely marry a stranger they just met for instance.
Family and friends played a major role in arranging marriages, especially if land and other wealth accompanied the union.
The parents and siblings in the families had a concern in the marriage, and the lord also wished to keep some accounting of village marrieages.
In the Medieval Times, however, marriage was quite different.
Women didn't have a choice as to who they would marry.
The family of the girl who was to be married gives a dowry,or donation, to the boy she is to marry.