Western dating traditions
Conversation flows naturally for a couple hours, with each beginning to learn about the background and interests of the other.
After dessert, the gentleman pays for the meal and then drives the lady home.
Imagine a simpler time: A well-dressed single gentleman pulls up to the front of a single lady’s home in the early evening, steps out of his car, and approaches her front door.
The two of them were introduced to one another by a mutual friend at a social function some weeks prior. As she steps outside, he offers an umbrella to shield her from rain showers, walks with her to the passenger side of the car, and opens the door for her. The pair takes a scenic route to a special destination: a reserved table at an elegant restaurant.
If their child’s significant other doesn’t meet with the parents’ approval, continuing the relationship will be very difficult.
We passed beautiful waterfalls on unknown country roads before arriving at a small village.
This was traditional Turkey away from the manmade holiday resorts.
The first signs of a difference in courting rituals between my home country of the UK and Turkey were evident on my first holiday.
We had signed up for a rough and tumble Jeep safari around the mountains of Marmaris.
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As you may expect, dating is a little bit different in China than it is in most Western countries.