Forget the modern/contemporary era of simplistic furniture, clean lines, and bold colors, you’re staying in the height of fashion so your home reflects one of three popular styles: Renaissance/Italian, Medieval/Queen Anne or Gothic Revival.
You take pride in the fact your home incorporates the light colors, frescoed ceilings, chandeliers, elaborate ceiling cornices, pediments above doors and marble fireplaces of the Renaissance theme.
While waiting you take notice of your decorating scheme.
And in keeping with era, disregard the clutter because every available surface space is filled with trinkets-china, wax flowers, stuffed birds and boxes-again, your status in society depends on this. Finally your date has “come to call” normally, or modernly, your date would arrive, ring the doorbell and out the door you go for a night out.
Instead you are immediately gathered into the formal sitting room of your home, with a necessary chaperon nearby.
Finally, when formally dressed, for a first date, where is the couple sitting?
All answers to these questions are vastly different in the year 2010 versus common replies during the Victorian Era (1830-1900).