Dating rituals in other countries
In the tradition of Valentine’s Day, let’s look at some cultures around the world—and the crazy stuff people do for love.
Love can make boys do crazy stuff, like sneaking up into a girl’s room in the dead of night—all the while risking arrest or a shotgun to the face by an angry father.
Woe to the man who finds a garlic or chili: It means the girl has just flat-out rejected him.
A girl who hasn’t made up her mind will put in a pine needle.
Far from being liberal, the father is actually quite strict in doing this—by building the hut he does not allow the suitor into his home, nor does he acknowledge the courtship.
Unthinkable for most prudish fathers is the thought of their precious daughter having to spend the night alone with a suitor.If it’s any consolation to the guy powering the Ferris wheel, sometimes there are zero single ladies in the village.means nothing more than an arranged marriage, the practice itself is far more elaborate.For the men of Bhutan, this tradition has been ingrained in their culture for the longest time—a form of courtship known as “night hunting.” Formally known as “bomena,” night hunting started in the eastern rural areas of Bhutan, and involved a man who would sneak up into a girl’s room and spend the night there.If caught, he would have to either marry the girl or work it off on the girl’s family’s fields.
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If he finds two red chopsticks, then good news: It means the girl likes him back.