Remember that girl who claimed to be in a relationship with a tree? In India, if you were born under the influence of Mars, you can face his wrath.The good news is if you marry an inanimate object — in this case, a tree; in other cases, a gold or silver statue of the god Vishnu ... — Mars' anger will be subdued and you and your significant other are free to marry without fear of lightning striking one of you down. Dowries cost a lot of money so to avoid losing money (but to also ensure that their daughters will be provided for), the logical solution is to force a man to marry her against his will.
Having a relationship with someone is important in all cultures, however the process of dating is different according to countries.
Thus, culture affects the way people date, suggesting various kinds of dates from heavily supervised meetings to evenings spent at the movies.
It turns out that the game of love hasn't always been as easy as creating your online dating profile or "putting a ring on it". However, if you’re a guy reading this and you’re thinking that the Japanese men have got it easy, be warned that exactly one month later, the Japanese celebrate a similar follow-up holiday called "White Day".
Regardless if your *true love* is traveling and learning about other cultures or not, read on for some of the most strange dating rituals over time from around the world. This time around, the chocolate giving and receiving is reversed; the guys have to buy the girls white chocolate if their feelings are mutual. That is, until you learn that men are expected to spend twice as much on White Day as the girls do on Valentine's Day. Been on a hundred dates and never managed to win them over?
Here are 10 of them, still practiced in some parts of the world today: The Tidong people believe that emptying your bowels leads "to a broken marriage, infertility, or even the untimely death of your children." And to ensure this, the newlyweds are locked in their honeymoon suite with little food and water for the next three days.
Must be one heck of a wedding night, lamenting your excessive need to pee with the love of your life.Dating is seen as both a complex and simple matter, the difference between the Western world and other civilizations making it very intriguing as some dating rituals are extremely liberal, some are less free of constraints, while others are cut down to old fashioned gatherings, or are even illegal.Dating Customs on Various Continents Dating in Australia for example is illustrated by teens going out in large groups without really forming couples until they reach 18 or 19 years of age.In small towns, teens meet in the streets downtown or gather around a fountain. Teens are separated until they are of marrying age, then their families introduce them to each other and sometimes a courtship follows.In Japan and Korea, most high school students don't date or go to parties, but spend their time studying instead. Looking for love but struggling to negotiate the cultural norms for striking up a conversation with that local babe at the bar?