Biggest Shocker: The ways things work in courtship and the actual relationship are almost polar opposite.Chris Walker-Bush, an Australian who spent time teaching English in Korea, writes on his blog Aussie on the Road that it’s common to see Korean men carry around their girlfriend’s purse while out shopping, but that’s not likely to continue into marriage.Slumber parties are preferred by the young living in Italy, as well as Switzerland.At such parties, teens gather at someones home and remain over night after the party has come to an end.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.” and I was like “No, we’re not having sex,” and I kept making out with him. I think that in Brazil I wouldn’t care, but here it’s complicated.NIGERIA“I’m sometimes taken aback by the hook-up culture here and how people are able to be intimate with people they just met 2 seconds ago. In Nigeria, when you would get hit on, mostly a guy would come up to you and say he wanted to be your friend, not like ‘I think you’re pretty, let’s go out.’ Guys do walk up to you in Nigeria but they try to hide their motives.“In Nigeria, many types of men can be possessive (mostly the ones raised with no form of outside influence) and feel like they should have a say in your life.
You will never, in France, find a guy you don’t know show any romantic interest in you if you have not been introduced by a mutual friend.
Many Spanish teens join groups or clubs that bring people together connected by common interests, be it camping or cycling.
The dating part however is done one-to-one, both sides asking each other out and splitting the expenses associated with a particular evening.
Relationships like that are generally frowned upon and condemned.
It’s not so prevalent to have one-night stands — if you’re hooking up I think you must know the person at least a little bit.