In China, first impressions count and “it’s not uncommon for parents and grandparents to set their children up on blind dates with suitable matches they’ve found.” In Mexico, “you are not only dating the man/woman, but you are dating the family…” In Armenian culture, it’s important both sets of parents get along before the relationship gets serious. Yes, you do ask the father And not just for his blessing in marriage.
However, in other cultures, family approval is important from the get-go.
With the tines up, the fork balances on the side of the index finger, held in place with the thumb and index finger.
Under no circumstances should the fork be held like a shovel, with all fingers wrapped around the base.
They should not be used for anything other than wiping your mouth and should be placed unfolded on the seat of your chair should you need to leave the table during the meal or placed unfolded on the table when the meal is finished., using the knife to cut food or help guide food on to the fork.
When no knife is being used, the fork can be held with the tines up.
Below are some tips to make sure that dating someone from a different culture is plain sailing and that you and your partner are on the same page as you embark on your romantic voyage together.