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Wednesday, 14 February 2018 6:05:50 pm Australia/Sydney

Hello everyone, 

Happy Valentine's Day! 

I'll share some dating rules around the world for your reference!

1. Brazil

If you have a date with a Brazilian, you should be prepared to get many compliments. Non-Brazilians, so-called “gringos”, should, however, refrain from too much flattering in Brazilian women, since otherwise they would quickly get the character to be only in search of a quick flirt. In a relationship, it is common in Brazil to show public mutual affection. The family plays a very important role in Brazil. While in many other cultures, getting to know the family of the partner means that the relationship becomes something solid, it is quite normal in Brazil to get to know the family shortly after the first meeting.

2. USA

America has quite clear dating rules and principles. The most important thing is certainly not to engage in sex while in a drunken state since this can quickly have criminal consequences. It is common for someone to be dating and meet others in aswell. As long as a couple has not agreed to “exclusively” date, it is not an official relationship. Basically, the first date never takes place in a bar. The man usually pays the evening. Many Americans also wait for sex until marriage. If this is not the case, the rule is that the third date is slept together, otherwise it is a sign of lack of interest for many Americans.

3. Netherlands

In the Netherlands, equality is self-evident and is also reflected in dating. It is quite normal for women to speak to a man who they like. Conversely, foreign women in the Netherlands do not necessarily wait for the man to take the first step. The Dresscode at the Date in a country of the pronounced bicycle culture is rather casual. The invoice is usually shared on a date.

4. France

In France, a kiss means basically: from now on you are a couple. How much later, afterwards, the first sex follows, is determined by feeling and follows no fixed rules. If a man is interested in a French woman, he invites her to a date. It is quite possible that she refuses. However, men should not be deterred, but should show their serious interest and ask again. (Of course, this does not apply to sex and any exchange of affections.) No, no – in every country in the world!) French are in principle very direct. If you want to end a relationship or the date, use clear and open words. Simply not calling, is not enough in France. There are no rules on how long you should wait for a date with a call.

5. Japan

Japanese culture has many rules of etiquette and courtesy. The same applies to dating. Many Japanese people attach great importance to punctuality. So you should not be late on a date. A relationship in Japan develops very slowly. First you meet in groups with friends. If you are really interested in each other, the actual dating phase begins. This is heraleded by the expression “I love you”, since there is no expression for “I like you” in Japan. Couples do not show their affection to one another in any case in public.

6. Korea

In Korea as well, it is important to avoid affection in public. Holding hands is however tolerated,. If you are traveling with friends, you can share the bill, while on date, on the other hand, one always pays on the account of both, but it is now also common for women and men to take over the whole bill. In a relationship, the months or years for anniversaries are not counted in Korea, but units at intervals of 100 days.

7. Russia

Russian traditions of dating include very clear distributions of the role of man and woman. Usually, the men brings small gifts to the date and takes flowers (necessarily with an odd number of flowers). Women are locked in doors, heavy bags are taken off and there is no question that the man pays the bill. A Russian woman would feel insulted at a date if she was asked to participate in the bill. The dresscode at a date is definitely very chic and women usually wear high heels.

Last not least, I think it's common for couples to purchase couple clothes. 
Here's some couple running shoes from our series! 

In asia, there is also a common practice that if you buy shoes for your other half, it's telling them to walk away. 
But fret not, just get a dollar coin from your partner and you'll be able to break away from this curse. 

Talk about superstitious! 

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Happy Valentine's Day! 

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