Turkish dating traditions

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Having said this, not all Turkish men are rigidly patriarchal; there are a whole range of attitudes between the two extremes and if you wish to date a Turkish man, it would make sense to share your individual notions of gender roles and responsibilities.Attractive in a macho sort of way To a great extent women from the western world are attracted to the macho, raw sexuality of Turkish men.This is in no way a compulsion since both Turkish as well as Turkish-American women are encouraged to study and work but somewhere, somehow they are expected to conform to ‘womanly’ pursuits, preferably as a teacher, nurse, doctor, in an office job and so on.So if you are involved in a profession where you spend long hours with male co-workers, are out for most nights or touring in other towns, you can expect a Turkish male partner to disapprove. Whether you're a carnivore or veggie, Turkish food is always varied and always delicious.From all sorts of mezes to the almighty kebab to stellar desserts, you'll never go hungry again.Family comes first Many women who have been disappointed by their Turkish partners claim that while Turkish men prefer to date American girls, they will marry only a ‘good Muslim girl’ their parents select for him.To be fair, this is not true only of Turkish men but of those from many traditional societies where family pressures override all other considerations include falling in love.

So, to make most of your stay — and to prevent being rude or a fool — familiarize yourself with these common Turkish customs and etiquette rules that apply in Istanbul.Even if the Turkish guy you’re dating feels you are the woman for him and musters up the courage to arrange for a meeting with his parents, steel yourself for a cold response from his folks.This is because Turkish families prefer girls from their own religion and culture for their sons for the simple reason that such girls know what is expected of them and thus have an easier time adjusting to the family.Traditional notions about gender roles may also extend towards how much women in their family should earn, how they should spend and how far they should take family decisions.Even when Turkish men have successful professionals for a partner, they are apt to believe that a bringing up children and looking after the home are solely a woman’s job; thus they can be rarely depended upon to do domestic chores or care for the kids at home.

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