In Australia and Europe, relationships often come out of groups of friends, which I’d assume equals #instantapproval. One of my buddies took a girl he was dating for only two weeks on a family vacation, and we’ve laughed about it ever since. But why do we generally wait so long to bring her home? The underlying reason we bring her home to meet the parents is to get their approval for possible marriage. Not only do immediate family members stay close, but distant relatives do as well.Asking her father is respectful and practical because you will be spending ample time with him. Even if the father doesn’t approve, your hands are clean, and you’ve at least done your part.Perhaps this has to do with their upbringing, where it’s very normal for boys and girls to play and intermingle together.They grow up developing friendships with the opposite sex and in turn, develop more empathy and understanding of the opposite sex.How can a guy ever go wrong telling a girl she’s beautiful? Every country and culture will have its fair share of progressive or old-fashioned gentleman, but it doesn’t hurt to learn from and pay attention to why women find foreign men to be so attractive. Maybe they are unafraid of doing some of the things lacking in American men?I never thought that the cultural background of a dating prospect would make much of a difference when it came to relationships.
Then these boys grow up and are exposed to the opposite sex in an abrupt, often sexualized way. This is definitely seen in how they treat not only women, but everyone around them.
But when you’re surrounded by American media, filled with Barbie dolls, waif skinny models and Baywatch breasts, the idea of what ‘beauty’ is becomes skewed. European men have a quiet confidence, a demeanor that doesn’t need to scream out loud to prove themselves. The dating culture involves trying out many different options at the same time.
The American way is loud and even arrogant at times. Call it the revolving door or hedging – there’s the idea in the American approach to dating that there’s always something better around the corner.
If a girl greatly respected her father would she require her boyfriend and future husband to do the same? The guy initiates In Korea, dating customs dictate the man initiates holding hands or kissing. In Brazil, if two people enjoy each other’s company, they soon , or “date exclusively.” 5. It’s also important the guy has the girl home at the agreed time. Dress to impress In Italy, it’s important to strike a balance between dressing too casual and too formal. In the US, most men are afraid to experiment, and end up dressing like clones for a first date. Pays for dinner without expectation Somehow it’s a big deal for a guy to pay for dinner in the US.
The “man is responsible for escalating the date,” and if he doesn’t, she assumes he’s not interested. Time is of essence In the US, depending on the girl, it’s ok to be a few minutes late. Some men pay for dinner and expect sex, but in both Italy and Russia men pay for meals with zero expectation. Complimenting American men struggle to compliment a girl.