Courtships and Dating Through Cultures and Time Essay

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“Courtships and dating through cultures and time”
Chapter 1

Sources: http://blog.badonlinedates.com/date-stories-jens-blog/2014/03/fantastic-world-dating-customs.html http://eventective.com/blog/weddings/2008/06/11/worlds-bizarre-wedding-customs/ http://www.toptenz.net/top-10-strange-courtship-rituals.php http://www.everyculture.com/wc/Brazil-to-Congo-Republic-of/Kayapos.html http://www.ticotimes.net/2012/02/17/young-and-in-love-costa-rican-couples-make-a-scene -Polterabend is a German pre-wedding tradition where friends and family come together for an informal party. While that may not seem odd, what they do at these parties certainly is. They break dishes, flowerpots, tiles, toilets, pretty much anything except glasses or
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- In the Wodaabe tribe of Niger in West Africa, men are known to steal each other's wives. The Wodaabe's first marriage is arranged by their parents in infancy and must be between cousins of the same lineage. However, at the yearly Gerewol Festival, Wodaabe men wear elaborate makeup and costumes and dance to impress the women – and hopefully steal a new wife. If the new couple is able to steal away undetected (especially from a current husband who may not want to part with his wife), then they become socially recognized. These subsequent marriages are called love marriages.
-Online Dating Dating people online has become an extremely popular custom that has developed as more and more people have figured out the advantages of using the internet as a way of finding love. People of all ages submit to dating online, teens and grownups alike searching for that special person by setting up accounts on online dating sites and browsing through other people’s profiles. On dating websites, singles are provided the opportunity of learning a few things about various potential partners, making their decision of contacting them based on dating profile descriptions and photos.

• In Morocco, the boy’s mother will often check out the girl’s naked body at the public bathhouse, or hammam. Since females wear loose, flowing garments that cover most of their bodies, this is the only way to make sure that she is fit for marriage and babies. When a man

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