Dating customs in different cultures
Each culture has particular social habits and traditions.
This might trip you up when interacting with someone from another culture.
Thus, what might pass for a courteous gesture in American culture acquires a different flavor in Russia.
In the United States, it is becoming more common for dating couples to split the bill. group dates are not uncommon, particularly in the early stages of dating.
There are certain courtship overtures involved in a dating situation.
And there are differences in how men and women, court their dates.
A pair of chopsticks means ‘I love you too’, one chopstick means ‘no, thank you’ and a chilli is our equivalent of giving someone the finger or deleting them off Facebook. Spoonful of love sugar The Welsh love a good spoon – so much so they used to give each other wooden love spoons as a symbol of their affection.
“Because it's one less thing to fight about.”The waters of romance can be rough, and avoiding the iceberg of “What religion will we raise our children as? As much as I love my wild and crazy grandmother, I never listened to this specific piece of wisdom.
Here’s 10 of the weirdest dating traditions from around the globe. Fat farms in West Africa In Mauritania some areas still have fat farms where older women in the village fatten up the young girls, ready to find a husband.
In West Africa, being fat is seen as being rich and important, so the young girls are force fed mountains of couscous and endless pints of milk. BO apples An old tradition in Austria saw ladies on the pull place segments of apple in their armpits and perform a special dance for the lads. Toilet torment in Borneo One tribe in Borneo ban newlyweds from leaving the house on their wedding day. This wee-ird tradition is said to bring good luck to couple’s marriage – and probably future bladder problems too. Blackening of the bride In Scotland, rubbish is thrown at the bride and groom before their big day.
If you are thinking of dating someone from another culture, you should be sensitive to such cultural differences that might impact the behavior of your date.
However, at the end of the day, once you look beneath the surface, people are guided by their human commonalities and are likely looking for the same things in a date.
In Australia and Europe, relationships often come out of groups of friends, which I’d assume equals #instantapproval. One of my buddies took a girl he was dating for only two weeks on a family vacation, and we’ve laughed about it ever since. But why do we generally wait so long to bring her home? The underlying reason we bring her home to meet the parents is to get their approval for possible marriage. Not only do immediate family members stay close, but distant relatives do as well.