Dating is done one-to-one and both girls and boys ask each other out and split the cost of the evening’s entertainment.In Russia dates take place at dances or at clubs where teens eat or chat with friends.Iran You wouldn’t dare say that America is the worst place to date after hearing this: it’s illegal to date in Iran!Not only aren’t you allowed to fraternize with members of the opposite sex until you’re at the marrying age, but Iranian parents actually arrange the introductions themselves, too — which brings new meaning to marrying a mama’s boy. Italy Forget all you’ve heard about Italian amore — these European lovers are pretty damn hard to please when it comes to the daily dating scene.Regardless if your *true love* is traveling and learning about other cultures or not, read on for some of the most strange dating rituals over time from around the world. This time around, the chocolate giving and receiving is reversed; the guys have to buy the girls white chocolate if their feelings are mutual. That is, until you learn that men are expected to spend twice as much on White Day as the girls do on Valentine’s Day. Been on a hundred dates and never managed to win them over?In Japan, Valentine’s Day chocolate gifts are purchased by girls and given to the boys. Copy the Romani and take matters into your own hands: kidnap your crush.Because it’s against the law, young Iranian women actually borrow their relatives’ babies to go out and meet their men or invite a friend along as a ‘shield’ so they don’t get arrested. Instead of the customary American one-on-one dates, Italians reportedly enjoy group outings.In fact, according to one bella Italiana, 22-year-old ‘Isabella’, “Many boys … So the girl makes him understand she likes him so then they can ‘arrange’ to go out together, beginning with ice cream or a movie.” Bottom line: Once you get Italian men to warm up to you, they’re caldissimo.
It’s typical for him to call a woman the first day he meets her and send endless text messages.by Greg Lewry Spending this Valentine’s on the road?Looking for love but struggling to negotiate the cultural norms for striking up a conversation with that local babe at the bar?For centuries, it was the tradition in Roma communities that if you manage to forcefully kidnap a girl and detain her for three days, she automatically becomes your wife.This may be self-explanatory, but in most modern societies this isn’t really acceptable (at least butter ‘em up and take them on a few dates before you put a bag over their head).But based on what one dater, Anastasia Savvina, has discovered in seven different countries, you might want to think twice before you grouse that dating in the good, old U. As in the US, marriage is the main objective, and — believe it or not — it’s still considered customary for Japanese parents to hire a matchmaker for their children.