It was first released on August 13, 2007 by PIAS Recordings accompanied by the b-side "Xxzxcu Zx Me".
The song is a re-working of the Health original track of the same name written by the band members of Health for their self-entitled debut album.
The single was released on March 31, 2008 although the song had leaked in 2006.
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She was not aware that the recording existed until London UK's Merok Records asked to release the track on vinyl. In 18 March 2008 they released their debut album entitled Crystal Castles.
Ethan later discovered Alice Glass singing in a noise-punk band, and thought he had found the "missing ingredient" to his music.
In 2004 Ethan gave Alice 60 instrumental tracks and in April 2005 she recorded vocals over five instrumentals.
The single was released on 31 March 2008 although the song had leaked in 2006.
According to vocalist Alice Glass, the song "is about human taxidermy, the idea of preserving the beauty of a lover the way you would an animal".
"Courtship Dating" was received positively by critics, with NME describing it as "synth-pop filled up with muted screams, jerking bass and sparking circuit boards" and "the best piece of humanity-loathing cyborg pop since The Knife's Silent Shout".