Often times, there are moms and dads who will quickly disregard a suitor if he isn’t a Christian.
Another consideration, you also need to be in the same belief with her family members, or at least you should be open and not fully contradicting.
Also, there’s somewhat of an intimidating scenario that they feel inferior in terms of status in life.
That’s why, whenever they meet an immigrant, they do whatever they can to please them.
This has actually been simplified as well as made much faster.
The method of communication certainly progressed in a good way.