Years later, Reddington told Inside he remembered sitting around the campfire on another one of their annual camping trips, when suddenly it occurred to him.

When he was ready to propose, he decided that he would dig up their original time capsule, and replace it with a new one that contained a ring for her to find."I wanted to do something sentimental to us," Reddington said.

Unlike what is regularly seen in other societies, it takes a far more subdued and indirect approach.

It is complex in that it involves stages, and it is considered normal for courtship to last a year or longer.

Courtship may be completely omitted, as in cases of some arranged marriages where the couple do not meet before the wedding.

In the United Kingdom, a poll of 3,000 While the date is fairly casual in most European-influenced cultures, in some traditional societies, courtship is a highly structured activity, with very specific formal rules.

Forbidding experimental and serial courtship and sanctioning only arranged matches is partly a means of guarding the chastity of young people and partly a matter of furthering family interests, which in such cultures may be considered more important than individual romantic preferences.

Over recent decades though, the concept of arranged marriage has changed or simply been mixed with other forms of dating, including Eastern and Indian ones; potential couples have the opportunity to meet and date each other before one decides on whether to continue the relationship or not.

"Something we've already done together, and something that is very personal to us."summer: "I couldn't get across the lake.

I couldn't do anything with it in the wintertime."" data-reactid="17"It was in November when he decided he was ready to pop the question, but after he bought the ring, he knew he would have to wait until summer: "I couldn't get across the lake.

I couldn't do anything with it in the wintertime."Read:  Couple Miraculously Survives After Humpback Whale Breaches, Lands On Their Kayak" data-reactid="18"Read: Couple Miraculously Survives After Humpback Whale Breaches, Lands On Their Kayak In May, as the ice thawed, Reddington put his plan into action.campsite.