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According to Wallis (1965)[1][177], the native pattern of courtship was nihil. “There is no courtship, the marriage being arranged by the parents of the boy and girl. It usually takes place at an early age” (p22-3). Little had apparently changed in Fresno, California: “The custom of betrothal by parents, common in Armenia, is still practised in modified form here. There is little courtship among boys and girls, who associate but little, and are usually married at an early age, the girls frequently at the age of sixteen. Even at the high school boys associate practically not at all with girls and such association is generally discouraged by parents as undesirable”.













Janssen, D. F., Growing Up Sexually. VolumeI. World Reference Atlas. 0.2 ed. 2004. Berlin: Magnus Hirschfeld Archive for Sexology

Last revised: Sept 2004


[1][177] Wallis, W. D. (1965) Fresno Armenians (to 1919).Lawrence, Kansas: Coronado Press