Serbian dating traditions
It should give you some idea of what’s usually expected in Egyptian society if you ever meet the man or woman of your dreams. I went on two ‘dates’ (by that I mean hanging out in populated areas getting to know each other) with this girl at which time she told me that I needed to meet her father and request his permission to continue seeing her.It was either this or we stop seeing each other altogether.Egyptian Marriage " data-medium-file="https://i0com/ Hearing about the cultural differences and challenges they face has really made me reflect a lot on what I learned from through my second language, Arabic. fit=530,346&ssl=1" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-3283" src="https://i0com/ resize=530,346&ssl=1" alt="Egyptian Marriage" width="530" height="346" srcset="https://i0com/ I’ve been here in Korea for two weeks and I’ve been hearing quite a bit about cross-cultural relationships as there seem to be so many foreigners here dating Korean men and women.In more relaxed, less devout families, hand holding and one-arm hugs can be tolerated to a certain extent but that’s about as far as it goes.This doesn’t mean that rules aren’t broken however.
Today I’ve decided to share a few lessons with you that I learned from the whole experience. Some guys in the West still have the decency to talk to the girl’s father before asking her to marry him. In Egypt (and I suspect all over the Arab world) this is something that needs to be done right at the start when you start dating.
Even though my bride-to-be’s family knew I had very little at the time, to many of her extended family I was regarded as someone of a much higher status for the simple fact that I was from a Western nation.
In reality of course I wasn’t any different from anyone else.
about myself, my plans and my intentions with the man’s daughter.
It’d be an opportunity to make a verbal contract of sorts between the father and myself. Traditionally, this kind of over a bride-to-be is done with both peoples’ parents there and I suspect in a lot of areas (especially rural places) it’s almost like a business transaction.
I was fortunate that I had these people to back me up.