Matchmaking in the U. One of the latest entrants into the business is Smell Dating, a New York-based company that asks clients to wear a T-shirt for three days — without bathing! The idea is that folks sniff and, if they like the smell, pursue a date. In the corners of the world that we cover in Goats and Soda, there are all kinds of twists in the dating game although none of them involve scent. We talked to academics to get the lowdown on courtship and marriage in three cultures.
Dating Customs Around the World
some of the restrictions imposed by Taliban in Afghanistan
The following list offers only an abbreviated glimpse of the hellish lives Afghan women are forced to lead under the Taliban, and can not begin to reflect the depth of female deprivations and sufferings. Taliban treat women worse than they treat animals. In fact, even as Taliban declare the keeping of caged birds and animals illegal, they imprison Afghan women within the four walls of their own houses. Women have no importance in Taliban eyes unless they are occupied producing children, satisfying male sexual needs or attending to the drudgery of daily housework. Jehadi fundamentalists such as Gulbaddin, Rabbani, Masood, Sayyaf, Khalili, Akbari, Mazari and their co-criminal Dostum have committed the most treacherous and filthy crimes against Afghan women. And as more areas come under Taliban control, even if the number of rapes and murders perpetrated against women falls, Taliban restrictions --comparable to those from the middle ages-- will continue to kill the spirit of our people while depriving them of a humane existence. We consider Taliban more treacherous and ignorant than Jehadis.
Daily life and social customs
Meeting and Greeting When meeting someone the handshake is the most common form on greeting. You will also see people place their hands over their hearts and nod slightly. Prior to engaging in business, one should always enquire about things like a person's health, business, family, etc. Women and men will not shake hands; however, if initiated by woman, there is no problem. Women and men may shake hands and be left alone to speak directly to each other if they are Muharram [close member of the family - husband, father, brother, and uncles] to one another.
Engagement is an essential part of Afghan marriage customs. They bring with them sweets and gifts for the bride to be and money and clothes for the family members of the bride. The two parties then discuss matters of dowry as part of Afghan marriage customs. It generally consists of livestock, property and money. The groom and his family must finance the bride money for purchasing her jewelry, clothes and other trousseau.