I've always been attracted to girls whose hearts are the biggest thing about them," he told People.
"People can be very sweet and kind to others who can do a lot for them.
While pair-bonds of varying forms were recognized by most societies as acceptable social arrangements, marriage was reserved for heterosexual pairings and had a transactional nature, where wives were in many cases a form of property being exchanged between father and husband, and who would have to serve the function of reproduction.
Dating as an institution is a relatively recent phenomenon which has mainly emerged in the last few centuries.
From the standpoint of anthropology and sociology, dating is linked with other institutions such as marriage and the family which have also been changing rapidly and which have been subject to many forces, including advances in technology and medicine.
"Our sources say Tim did show interest in Olivia, and they hung out a few times WITH mutual friends ...
but never had a one-on-one date."The athlete has previously been linked to actress Camilla Belle and reality television star Jana Duggar.