The other day I was thinking about dating.
More specifically two terms that I associate with the art form.
Woo & Court.
What do they really mean?
Yeah, I know it’s love and all butterflies and dandelions.
But my rational side needs to do some research.
So, let’s see what we can come up with.
For definitions I defer to Merriam-Webster:
Woo – to sue for the affection of and usually marriage with
Now I don’t know about y’all but the word “sue” to me means serious business.
A brother who is suing me for my affection is not playing around.
He’s serious and willing to use every available resource, including the law to get me.
Court – to seek the affections of; especially to seek to win a pledge of marriage from
I know it’s the year 2010 so please don’t get your panties in a bunch off what I’m about to say next.
But, please note that the definition of court says “to seek.”
So in my interpretation, a man who is courting me is seeking me out.
I’m not on the prowl, trying to find him.
And he not only finds me but he makes an effort to seek me specifically out.
Seeking me out with the hopes of getting me to marry him and is willing to do whatever it takes to make that happen.
I like that.
And so should you ladies.
So for all intents a man who is wooing and/or courting me, has already determined that I am wife material.
Please notice that I did not say wifey.
No, I’m talking about his actual, legal, under God and before man, wife.
And his purpose is now to ensure that I not only think he is good enough to be husband material.
But good enough to be MY husband.