Growing up in the UK, the dating scene was not an ordeal.We no longer needed the approval of our dads and the days of being chaperoned while on a date were firmly rooted in the history books.Looking back, I realize my naivety was shining like a lighthouse beacon.I was 25 years old, single, very naïve and had not considered researching cultural differences that I was likely to encounter.In general, the people of India tend to marry within their community whether that community exists within India or those of Indian decent living in other countries.While arranged marriages are still common in India, love marriages have gained in popularity.The ladette era of the 90’s prompted females to demand independence and if they wanted to have a one night stand and walk away in the morning, they were going to do it, whether their public reputation was tarnished or not.Therefore, when I moved to Turkey, I was in for a shock, especially when it came to the dating scene.
Dating Difference: China is a country of extremes, with modern cities surrounded by the old, rural ways of life.
Since lower-class families did not have the resources to entertain potential suitors in their home, many couples began leaving the house to spend time together.
Thus, the phrase "going out on a date" became popularized.
For this reason, the history of dating tends to be quite different for the LGBT population.
In the first decade of the twentieth century, men "called upon" young women whom they fancied by (with the permission of her parents) visiting her home.