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? 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?


Alice Roze
@unicornface I agree not everyone is like that at all in those countries
@Geli As native Persian but resided in Denmark I agree wholeheartedly with you Geli ! Mashallah mersi 😊
Aki Yoshida
Josefin, thank you for your comment. If you hadn't I would have commented exactly what you said. I am Japanese and I am usually not offended by stereotypes but very disappointed that AllWomenStalk has this article up... 😢
I live in South korea and hav lived here for more than twenty yrs. I have to admit that some woman does ask her boyfriend to carry their purse, but its not that common if a girl respects her boyfriend...
This is a very interesting article, but I know for a fact most Dutch don't do any of the things listed!
I live in Japan and I just feel I need to say that the information about Japanese dating customs are not correct, they're just as the other people said, old stereotypes. There IS dating, maybe not as ...
There is one thing for sure, that iranian will hold hand and kiss and even make love before marriage, the tradition you mentioned is for 100 years ago , its good to keep your information update, thanks
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