3. Iran

Dating in Iran isn’t funny at all to be frank, simply because there is no dating scene to be found. In Iran, marriages are mostly arranged by parents, who casually discuss each other's son and daughter over coffee.

If the parents like each other and if they both agree that one can take good care of the other, a formal introduction of the guy and the girl will follow. Not long after that, the engagement party will be arranged, but contact between the couple should still be minimized until after the wedding day and there is no such thing as kissing or holding hands until then. Casual dating in Iran is strongly frowned upon and as a woman, it decreases your value, which in turn risks rejection from a guy’s parents.

South Korea


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
Im half japanese and living in Japan . Those are pretty old "traditions" . They date who they want when they want .. I agree with unicornface !
This just seems like a list of stereotypes to me.
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