How do you have a realistic courtship experience in today's society? I don't know! I think the best way is probably still to be honest to one's self and go from there. In today's environment of online dating, it's becoming easier to "stretch" the truth. I would probably have to say that having your religion and church in the picture in common with your significant other would probably help the experience be more grounded along with dating someone who is in the same line of work.