Tibetan dating customs
Overall, Americans are very very cautious on the dating scene.
It can sometimes take a long time for a romantic relationship to develop into an official boyfriend/girlfriend relationship. There are all kinds of different stages of relationships that foreigners need to be aware of, and some of them will always seem kind of ridiculous (like the open-relationship stuff, I am just never able to get it).
On the other hand, kids and even adults are frequently targeting foreigners because they are seen as a source of money, sweets, and other gifts.
Please do not give money to locals asking for money just because they think you have it; this just encourages more begging and eventual dependency.
Always walk to the left in a clockwise direction around monasteries, individual cairns or prayer wheels, and around religious circuits.
My friends were so surprised that at 24 years old I had never had a real Valentine’s Day, but I am pretty sure I am not alone (please LEAVE COMMENTS below if this year was also your first V-Day! Last Valentine’s Day, my friend told me not to be sad that I didn’t have anyone to celebrate with – when the time is right, it will exceed all your expectations. So let’s go back to talking about the big V-Day date, and chatting about some points that I think are interesting to share.
Having “the talk” Before V-Day this year, my boyfriend and I had been dating for a couple of months, and we were right at the point of “defining the relationship.” We had a big, formal talk over dinner one night to discuss where we were in this relationship and where it should be going, and this talk basically determined if we would celebrate Valentine’s Day together.
While traditional arranged marriages still exist, they are much less common in current times.
There are many customs related to visiting monasteries.
While you can learn some basics in advance, you need first-hand experience to learn many of them correctly, such as knowing how far to stand from another person yet not too far or how to use the correct hand gesture.