Dating is done one-to-one and both girls and boys ask each other out and split the cost of the evening's entertainment.
In Russia dates take place at dances or at clubs where teens eat or chat with friends.
Biggest Shocker: The ways things work in courtship and the actual relationship are almost polar opposite.
Chris Walker-Bush, an Australian who spent time teaching English in Korea, writes on his blog Aussie on the Road that it’s common to see Korean men carry around their girlfriend’s purse while out shopping, but that’s not likely to continue into marriage.
In small towns, teens meet in the streets downtown or gather around a fountain. Teens are separated until they are of marrying age, then their families introduce them to each other and sometimes a courtship follows.
In Japan and Korea, most high school students don't date or go to parties, but spend their time studying instead.
In fact, regardless of circumstance, cross cultural dating can lead to the most exciting adventure of exploring the world through another person.
And really, there are some undeniably wonderful (and occasionally not so wonderful) things about dating someone who holds a passport from a country that is different from your own.
But just because your newfound love is international, doesn’t mean that it has a doomed fate.
And the dating space also shows these competing interests.
Women in China are now more educated, but very traditional Chinese men may still want women “beneath them,” who are less educated and more subservient, reports a story on China
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.