Dating rules different cultures
If a girl greatly respected her father would she require her boyfriend and future husband to do the same? The guy initiates In Korea, dating customs dictate the man initiates holding hands or kissing. In Brazil, if two people enjoy each other’s company, they soon , or “date exclusively.” 5. It’s also important the guy has the girl home at the agreed time. Dress to impress In Italy, it’s important to strike a balance between dressing too casual and too formal. In the US, most men are afraid to experiment, and end up dressing like clones for a first date. Pays for dinner without expectation Somehow it’s a big deal for a guy to pay for dinner in the US.
Asking her father is respectful and practical because you will be spending ample time with him. Even if the father doesn’t approve, your hands are clean, and you’ve at least done your part.
In China, first impressions count and “it’s not uncommon for parents and grandparents to set their children up on blind dates with suitable matches they’ve found.” In Mexico, “you are not only dating the man/woman, but you are dating the family…” In Armenian culture, it’s important both sets of parents get along before the relationship gets serious. Yes, you do ask the father And not just for his blessing in marriage.
Even in cultures where family opinion may not take precedent, friend compatibility is important. In Mexico, “one common expectation is getting the father’s approval [for dating] since he is the head of the household.” Some naysayers will say this is because societies are patriarchal, but in reality, most cultures are simply family oriented.
In the cities at least, it is becoming more accepted for two people to meet and try to find if there is compatibility.
Writer Lavina Melwani described a happy marriage which had been arranged by the bride's father, and noted that during the engagement, the woman was allowed to go out with him before they were married on only one occasion; the couple married and found happiness.