Is this the first time you’ve dated someone who comes from a different culture to your own?If you’re interested in Asian dating then learning all about your date’s beliefs and background beforehand is a great way to start.If you’re from a different religious background to your prospective date, then respecting their beliefs will be important in building a lasting relationship, but it’s also crucial to be open about your own beliefs to avoid any miscommunication. Would your partner object to a romance with someone who may not follow any religion at all?These are areas where openness is a must when you start to get serious about the person you’re dating.So began a fascinating recent opinion column in the New York Times titled, “The Demise of Dating.” In the past, a boy would ask a girl out to dinner, or to a movie, and they’d get to know each other and decide if they wanted to pursue a deeper relationship.Sex sometimes occurred on the first date, but usually was postponed because it signified a deeper commitment (even if that commitment didn’t last long.) Today, many young people socialize in groups of friends, and part of the activities may include “hooking up” with one of these friends for sex, with no expectation of an ongoing relationship afterward.They might hook up with one friend one night, and another the following weekend, and so on.
While there are people in the US who think dating here is difficult, some of the relationship customs from around the world are even more of a scramble.
I’ve always had a severe case of wanderlust, longing to backpack across Europe, walk the beaches of Santorini or wander down the paths of Venice.
Of course, it’s because I have the desire to travel.
All of the men I’ve ever dated have been from different cultures.
Whether they were Irish, Italian or Greek, they’ve always been of a different ethnicity or culture than my own.