Start Dating customs in other cultures

Dating customs in other cultures

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.

In Scotland both parties must be at least 16 years of age (parental consent is not required).

A marriage can take place in:- Marriages today The trend nowadays is to marry later.

Many couples are living together first for all sorts of reasons such as finance. Weddings Over half the weddings in the UK take place in local register offices and the rest are religious ceremonies of one kind or another.

A few years ago changes in the law allowed couples to get married in all sorts of places (known as a civil Wedding Ceremony).

In England and Wales people cannot marry if they are aged 16 or 17 and do not have parental consent.

(In the UK, the age of sexual consent for women is 16).

For couples getting married in a church, 'banns' announcing the proposed wedding are read aloud in the church three Sundays before the wedding.

The groom chooses a Best Man who will look after the couple rings during the wedding ceremony.

The bride should never wear her complete wedding clothes before the day.

For good luck the bride should wear “something borrowed, something blue, something old and something new”.

Under the new model, you hook up a few times and, if you really like the person, you might consider going on a date.