Dating and how to do it successfully is a subject that has been on the minds of humans for a long, long time.
Even just limiting ourselves to the 20th century and after, the ways and means of finding a romantic partner are many indeed.
In America, in the early 1900s, "gentleman callers" would come to a girl's family home to ask her on a date, and hopefully get her family's approval. Such actions were known as "courting" a girl !
In the 1950s, dating was the subject of many early rock and roll songs, and although young men still came "courting", it was equally likely he would just pull up in front of her place in his car, blow the horn and wait for her to come out...
At this time, and later in the 1960s - 1980s, it was very common for a boy to ask a girl "Would you like to see a movie sometime ?" Movies being a good scenario for a first date. (G.K)
gentleman caller 恋人
ask her on a date 彼女をデートに誘う
court a girl 女性をくどく
equally likely 同じくらいの確率で
pull up 車を横付ける
blow the horn クラクションを鳴らす