7. Italy

The Italians are a traditional bunch.

When it comes to dating, men look for women who have physical beauty and who are able to do household chores, such as cooking, cleaning and taking care of children.

Women, on the other hand, look for men who can offer them financial stability.

Looks are important to both sexes.

Also, the Italian man is coddled by his mother, meaning a woman must show her respect in order to be loved by the man.

It’s common for a girl's parents to do a background check on the guy, if their daughter expresses serious interest, and in the past, it was even common for one of the parents to accompany the couple on their first date.

Isn’t it funny how dating customs are different in every part of the world?

And can you imagine what dating would be like if you would date someone from another country?2

Some of you girls must have had experience with foreign dating customs once or twice in your lives, and I’m very curious to hear the strange dating customs you came across in your relationship.

Will you share them in the comments, so we can all learn about how foreign men date?


French guys were starting to sound pretty good until the 'more than one lover' part. I don't fΕ«ck with that
I live in Korea and I hope people actually don't believe this..honestly
Yah these seem pretty out of date
The article is out dated!! The part mentioned about IRAN is NOT TRUE at all!! Maybe for some families, but Now a days most of the marriages are Love Marriages and ALOT of PEOPLE DATE IN IRAN!!!
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In Bangladesh it's also frowned upon to date. I don't know if the Iran customs are still active but in Bangladesh majority of the people don't like the concept of dating. When a girl reaches 20 (for girls who have no intention to have careers) their family starts to look for their husbands who are financially solvent and much older. For career minded girls, their parents start looking for their husbands usually right after they graduate university. They do allow the potential couple to talk but contact must be minimized. PDA is almost non existent. There are people who do date but they don't tell their parents until they want to marry the guy. This is solely because the concept of "dating" is not approved. I personally think dating is important. I would want to know my potential boyfriend or potential spouse before I close my eyes and marry him just because my parents think he's marriage-material for me.
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