One of my biggest takeaways while exploring Western Europe for six months was a conversation I had with an Austrian couple. What struck me the most was that there isn't a word in many languages for what North Americans call "dating", and that, in fact, few cultures around the world actually "date". And how to other people get to know one another before committing, having casual sex, or something else?
Within a few minutes of meeting in an Irish pub, the lady of the couple asked, "So, is dating a construct of Hollywood? These were the most pressing questions my friends back home wanted to know, so I went out in discovery of answers.
I'm her, but she wrote for the Post and I wrote for the Times".
People nod, and then ask me whatever pressing dating questions they have.
In this setting, every person can keep an eye on his or her friend, this helps in creating a better bond between friends and siblings.3.