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Communities exerted pressure on people to form pair-bonds in places such as Europe; in China, society "demanded people get married before having a sexual relationship" and many societies found that some formally recognized bond between a man and a woman was the best way of rearing and educating children as well as helping to avoid conflicts and misunderstandings regarding competition for mates.
Generally, during much of recorded history of humans in civilization, and into the Middle Ages in Europe, weddings were seen as business arrangements between families, while romance was something that happened outside of marriage discreetly, such as covert meetings.
In the twentieth century, dating was sometimes seen as a precursor to marriage but it could also be considered as an end-in-itself, that is, an informal social activity akin to friendship.
It generally happened in that portion of a person's life before the age of marriage, enabled dates to be arranged without face-to-face contact.
Mallard followed in the footsteps of Lewis Harney and Dominic Holmes in taking on the role of Daniel Osbourne, who is currently caught up in the soap's 'Who Attacked Ken? Earlier this year, Rob Mallard publicly opened up about his sexuality "The only concern I had at first was if I'm with a female character, will an audience who knows I'm gay in real life believe it?