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* This method of dating not recommended by Go Overseas.Back in the days of yore in Austria, women used to rock up to the ballroom dance with slices of apple under their armpits. When all of the lively music had finished and the dancing complete, the women would remove the sweaty apple slices from their armpits and hand them to the men they fancied (quite a way to break the ice! If he fancied her back, the man would take a bite out of her sweet sweat-stained apple and, presumably, pretend not to grimace.Unlike Japan, California is a true melting pot of cultures but since I had so little dating experience back home, I was nervous about getting into the dating scene in America.Mostly because I had no idea how the American dating culture worked.

I did have a Japanese boyfriend but I ended things with him to go to school in California.Among Japanese teenagers the most basic way of starting to date someone is by giving them a “kokuhaku” or love confession.This sounds a bit creepy but it’s not so much telling someone you love them but rather the Japanese way of letting them know you like them and asking them out.As he courted the female, he brought her gifts though at times these gifts were meant for the whole family or just the father.The father could accept the gifts and agree to the marriage and courtship, without the daughter's knowledge.The person may have met someone on their own, but their father had final say over the relationship.Some tribes, particularly the Sioux used a process of gift giving by the male.Native American dating used specific types of rituals and customs throughout history.Younger men and women weren't allowed to choose their own partner or date around like modern day people do.When I first moved America to attend college, I was nervous about starting a life in a new country because I wasn’t sure how quickly I would be able to adapt to the new culture.Even though it had been my dream to live in America, I was very excited but nervous at the same time.

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