I called Vicki Corona on April 17, 2012, and she said that, to the best of her knowledge, the quote was hers because she always wrote original material for the series of dance booklets she produced.
Molina’s favorite is the one by poet Maya Angelou that reads, “Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.” Participants in discussion forums have offered different ideas about the origin of the expression.
One commentator suggested it was from a greeting card company.
Communities exerted pressure on people to form pair-bonds in places such as Europe; in China, society "demanded people get married before having a sexual relationship" and many societies found that some formally recognized bond between a man and a woman was the best way of rearing and educating children as well as helping to avoid conflicts and misunderstandings regarding competition for mates.
Generally, during much of recorded history of humans in civilization, and into the Middle Ages in Europe, weddings were seen as business arrangements between families, while romance was something that happened outside of marriage discreetly, such as covert meetings.
These people will have dates on a regular basis, and they may or may not be having sexual relations.