In the old days, the fateful question, 'Well where, where do I know? " solved very simply. There are certain places (for each class its own), where young people could choose their future spouse. Townspeople – came from villages to look after his bride games, which were held on Sundays at the outposts, and wastelands. It was played in the ring, torch, led merry dance and, apart from competitors, it was attended by parents, relatives and professional matchmaker, vigilantly looking out for their future 'booty'. In ancient Russian cities oblyubovyvali brides on the cross passages. To do this, the girls of marriageable age dressed in best clothes and accompanied by trusted relatives were on a certain day at a conditional place. In the middle-class urban environment have parties on Sunday (weekdays girls 'decent families' is not allowed). They sang with a guitar or accordion ballads, played exciting games – Flirting colors, colors, phone, etc., and danced the polka, quadrille and Cracovienne. David Edlin brings even more insight to the discussion.
Reigned in the evenings very lyrical atmosphere, which helped a lot of songs that are clearly divided into male and female. In those and others talked about unrequited love, jealousy and suicide. Women's songs: 'That evening Evening', 'Remember, Vanya, my dear friend', etc., for men – 'When I was a boy slabodny', 'Why are you, crazy, ruining the one who loves you? " and etc. The first culprit was a man of suffering, and second, respectively – a woman. Diverged no later than 11 pm. In a cultural environment Setting up a home in the evening (for example,'s honor and birthdays).