Dating and engagement customs in iran
Ahavat Israel Am Israel Torat Israel Eretz Israel Jewish Texts Shabbat Kosher Food Treif Festivals Prayer Calendar Life Cycle Brit Milah Bar Mitzvah Marriage Divorce Death Signs & Symbols Tefillin Mezuza Tzitzit Temple Kisui Rosh Rosh Hashana Yom Kippur Sukkot Simchat Torah Pesach Omer Shavuot Chanukah Tu Bi Shvat Purim Tisha Be Av Marriage is a holy institution in Judaism.Its very name in Hebrew, "kiddushin," means "sanctification." Most of the laws and customs relating to the wedding ceremony (Chatunah), its preparations and Seudat Mitzvah (festive reception meal) date back to our Patriarchs and the giving of the Torah at Sinai.Because it’s against the law, young Iranian women actually borrow their relatives’ babies to go out and meet their men or invite a friend along as a ‘shield’ so they don’t get arrested. Instead of the customary American one-on-one dates, Italians reportedly enjoy group outings.In fact, according to one bella Italiana, 22-year-old ‘Isabella’, “Many boys … So the girl makes him understand she likes him so then they can ‘arrange’ to go out together, beginning with ice cream or a movie.” Bottom line: Once you get Italian men to warm up to you, they’re caldissimo.Iran You wouldn’t dare say that America is the worst place to date after hearing this: it’s illegal to date in Iran!Not only aren’t you allowed to fraternize with members of the opposite sex until you’re at the marrying age, but Iranian parents actually arrange the introductions themselves, too — which brings new meaning to marrying a mama’s boy. Italy Forget all you’ve heard about Italian amore — these European lovers are pretty damn hard to please when it comes to the daily dating scene.
But being a foreigner can make the dating process even more difficult.
After the engagement is announced, each couple has to choose a set of Godparents, a large honour for those selected, who they consider wise as advisors for their marriage, and who will be there in times of trouble and as aids and counsellors for problems.