Why do women find foreign men so attractive? Here are 8 dating customs in other cultures we should follow: Family Matters In the US, our dating custom is to bring a girl home to meet the parents and friends only when the relationship becomes serious. However, in other cultures, family approval is important from the get-go. Even in cultures where family opinion may not take precedent, friend compatibility is important.
It got me thinking. 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. So why wait months? Maybe my buddy was on to something. Yes, you do ask the father And not just for his blessing in 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. Why risk an offense? In the US, fathers have become physically and emotionally absent, so I understand why many American women become upset at the notion a guy should ask her father to date her. What would happen if fathers became more active in family life? 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 the US, men worry about mixed signals. Is this the right time to hold hands? Spineless guys are less common. The date may not happen if the guy is late. Women pay particular attention to the shoes. In the US, most men are afraid to experiment, and end up dressing like clones for a first date. 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. Men in France are more relaxed and not afraid of girls. In fact, they lay the compliments on thick. Maybe this is why women find the French to be enticing. Keep in mind, these dating customs are in general. Maybe they are unafraid of doing some of the things lacking in American men? Married to Kristen Wolfe founder of SheisMore.