here As a traveler, you may have had the experience of dating someone from another country – someone with different customs and traditions. Iâ€™ll admit, I have. And the truth is it comes with many exciting perks fueled by the desire to discover the unknown as well as frequent misunderstandings.
http://razorsedgebarber.com/?search=50mg-levitra Here are some observations and tales of my own and of my girlfriends, country by country.
source I was once on a date with an Argentine guy. We went to a bar where we ran into some friends. When the tab came, there was a bit of a mix-up. And my date ended up paying for more than just the two of us. Later that week I asked him, how much he paid that night.
And he responsed by saying, â€œDonâ€™t ever ask a man about money.â€
His comment was so absurd and surprising to me, my immediate reaction was to laugh out loud. And I explained that in my country we are not so sexist about money. And to his credit, a few hours later he told me how much he paid.
A friend of mine lived in Japan for three years, teaching English. While there, she had a local boyfriend. And she discovered that an integral part of Japanese culture made it hard for her to have a real relationship with the guy.
Generally speaking, in younger crowds in Japan, if another person states anything of opinion you are obliged to respond positively. It is seen as a common courtesy. Specifically, you are to respond with an â€œehhhhhâ€. Which is sort of like our â€œohhhh.â€
But for my friend having to respond positively to everything he said, whether she agreed with him or not, felt disingenuous.
She said that dating was most like, â€œEhhhhh. Ok, when are we going to make-out?â€
In Paris, the rules of dating are just plain different than in the US. First of all, the word, â€œdate,â€ doesnâ€™t exist in French â€“ at least not in the sense that Americans mean it.
Generally speaking, in France if you make it to the one-on-one date you are already an exclusive item! Often times, people meet through friends and get to know each other in group-settings. But if a girl says yes to dinner alone â€“ you are also saying that you want him as your boyfriend.
For a country with a reputation of promiscuity this came as quite the surprise! Oh and, multiple dates with different guys in one week is a no-no.
Most girlfriends of mine who have dated guys from Mexico find them to have a sweet vulnerability unlike men from other places. But they tend to jump in, head-first, getting serious rather quickly. And they often want to be part of every little corner of your life. One girlfriend of mine used to refer to her guy as a stage-5-clinger! Harsh, I know.
Oh the Italians! I am not sure there is ANY other nationality that knows how to make a girl feel swooned after. They fall in LOVE LOVE LOVE so quickly! And they are so good at saying all those things a girl wants to hear.
But before you finish that eye-roll, they are not always all-talk. Many really do worship their women. Maybe it’s something to do with how close the mother-son relationship is for many Italians.
http://history4girls.com/?search=propecia-and-women What about you? Have you dated someone from another culture? What cultural differences did you encounter?
Please note, I am not trying to stereotype or generalize about all people of these nationalities – although I am sure it may have seemed that way. I mean this in good humor. All the views above are based on my narrow experience and those of my friends. So, please! Tell me about yours.
Category:Â CulturePin RomanticTravelPin