In my travels I have noticed that dating as a ritual of courtship is purely a western cultural thing. Infact in most non western cultures men and women don't really socialize nor do they have any prolonged interaction unless marriage is involved. In these cultures there are no night clubs or no public movie theatres and some of these places there are not even any amusement parks. Infact public displays of affection between the opposite sex is not customary either. So my question is would you be able to find a mate suitable for marriage without dating them?