Internet dating around the world
“In the Czech Republic, out in a very rural village, a lot of people told me they like online dating, because once you exhaust the candidates in that village, it’s tough,” says Wisner.
“You meet, you fall in love and you get married, but you’re setting yourself up for problems.
As soon as problems arise in the relationship, you start to talk about rekindling love.
Here, it is not the boys who often make the first step of asking girls to go on a date with them, rather the girls take this part and they also take the responsibility of paying for the date.
The most common dating places preferred by couples are dinner parties, barbecues, or the beach. In Finland for example, groups as large as thirty teens take part in an event together, such as going to the movies.
Still, there are some universal commonalities that hold true about courting, regardless of where you live.
“In general, everyone in the world wants the same thing,” concludes Wisner.
Slumber parties are preferred by the young living in Italy, as well as Switzerland.
At such parties, teens gather at someones home and remain over night after the party has come to an end.
Still, many Indian singles hold fast to the notion that, when it comes to marriage, family should be involved and that love is something that evolves and grows over time.
As Wisner traveled throughout India learning about arranged marriage traditions, “women explained that, in America, you see your wedding day as an apex — a high,” he recalls.
Having a relationship with someone is important in all cultures, however the process of dating is different according to countries.