When you think of dating customs, most of us think of a guy asking a girl out on a date.They go out for a nice dinner, drinks or maybe just a quick-lunch. The guy pays the bill, drops her off at home and there you go: you had your first date. But here are some really bizarre dating customs all around the world which will you make think twice:
JAPAN – CONFECTIONARY COURTSHIP
In most modern countries it’s accepted to start dating when you’re in high school but in Japan, It is saved for college years. But one of the funniest customs is that women are to buy guys white chocolate on Valentine’s Day, while the guys just sit back and receive. And a month later, they celebrate White Day where men are expected to return the favour and give twice as much of chocolate to the girl he is in interested from whom he got chocolate on valentine’s day. The horror of having to wait one month to find out if he’s into you…
AUSTRIA- AN APPLE A DAY
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.They would then give the sweaty bits of fruit to the guy they fancied and if the feeling was mutual he would eat the apple. Quite literally the pits !
SOUTH KOREA- COMMUNICATION BREAKDOWN
In south Korea, communication is king. Couples use apps like KAKAO TALK to text all day, everyday. Anything less is considered rude and a sign of disinterest in the relationship. Are you even listening ?!?!
AUSTRALIA- DATING DOWN UNDER
Cheap and timid ? Move to Australia ! First dates are usually done in a group setting and one on one dates usually dont happen until age 18 or 19. It’s also not uncommon for a women to ask men out -AND SPLIT THE CHECK.
SCOTLAND -ONCE YOU GO BLACK
In Scotland, you learn your lessons the hard way. A few days before the wedding, the soon-to-be bride and groom are taken and coated in any and all gross substances. They are then paraded around town. Apparently if they can handle this, they can handle the trials and tribulations of marriage.
CHINA- CHARM’EM WITH CHOPSTICKS
One for the girls who struggle to put in to words how they really feel. In south-west China, ladies show their true feelings with different symbols wrapped in handkerchiefs. A pair of chopsticks means ‘I love you too’, one chopstick means ‘no, thank you’ and a chilli or garlic means ‘F-ck off’. Politely, of course.
When it comes to dating in Netherlands,THE ONLY RULE IS THAT THERE ARE NO RULES. It’s common for women to ask men out or pick up the check and marriage isn’t actually a priority. On average dutch men get married for the first time at age 37 and women tie the knot at age 34.
MEXICO- WHISTLE WHILE YOU WOO
The Kickapoo Tribe in Mexico don’t see whistling as disrespectful to women but a necessity to stop others from hearing your romantic plans. Each couple create their own whistle language for a little romantic privacy from the rest of the village.
I hope it must have been interesting to read all of this 😉