she re…ung and old men. The intention of this custom was to give the girl the right to choose her partner. So, if a man was interested in her, at night, when she was in her room, he’d climb up her window or break in through the door, or sometimes the roof, to try to persuade her to have sexual intercourse. If she gave her consent, it could lead to marriage. But if she refused, he got chased out of the house by her family.