Dating around the world. How does it work?
Apropos of some of the answers to this question
, this article from the Guardian
, my anthro major past, and the new Israeli in my life, I'm curious about how people outside the USA do the early phases of relationships.
Obviously I'm talking about places where people do this sort of thing. For instance I know that dating is marginal if not taboo in a lot of South Asia. I'd be interested to know about what people in Sub-Saharan Africa, rural Southeast Asia, Polynesia, etc. are into, but honestly I'm mainly talking about urban/affluent industrialized parts of the world. The sorts of people your average American young single person is vaguely likely to run into.
So, guys, how do y'all do it? And what do you think "it" even is? Do you go on dates, per se? How long do you go out before you have sex? Before you'd use the term boyfriend/girlfriend? Do you have some other term for this that is common in your culture?
I don't want this to be too chatfiltery, but personal anecdotes are totally up my alley.