Americans (and maybe other people, but, yeah, mostly Americans) tend to date just to date for the heck of it in the beginning. I’m not saying we want him to, but at this point of our lives we don’t have to worry about him being in a nursing home, etc. Whenever we get around to having kids (it’s on our to-do list, right under “buy milk” and “return library books”) we’re not going to be in our thirties (we hope). Other people have written about this, including Penelope Trunk (whom, as you may recall, I disapproved of earlier, but I completely agree with her on this one.) Also, even though I’m pretty big on feminism and choice, etc, it’s not good for female biology, no matter how you slice it.Too often, I think, people tend to go into relationships not thinking about the key question, “Would I start a life/family with this person?” Is it because of some cultural conditioning that Russians do?Russians (and maybe other immigrant/ethnic groups that I am too lazy to look up) date immediately looking for a serious relationship and for marriage. On the dating habits of young Russians, she said: ”Your attitude is that you are doing it for a higher purpose.A lot of people in the American community seem to date so that they have something to talk about with a friend at dinner.” ”If you are going out with someone for two years and you haven’t figured out some integral part of the relationship and you’re not sure and you don’t know, then you shouldn’t be together.” I’ve noticed this occasionally with American friends, that they’ll date someone for no apparent reason, and break up with them for small slights, like, “She didn’t brush her teeth correctly,” or, “She called her mom too often.” Not exactly, but silly reasons that should not be deal breakers at all. B and I agreed that the key parts of a relationship that you should break up over include whether you can trust the person, whether you think they will provide for your family, and whether you think they are generally a good person.The most fascinating product of studying abroad is the discovery of different mentalities in a culture.Specifically, in Russia, society has completely different views of women and their expectations.
It would be a social scandal to wear sweatpants or running shoes unless one is on their way to the gym. The average age for American marriage is now 28 for men and about 27 for women. For example, if we buy a house, he will help us move, paint, etc. As we were talking, I thought “If this conversation were public, it would definitely offend the greatest number of people possible. ” We decided that Americans are way too picky when they date, for all the wrong reasons, which is why some Americans tend to marry late. As a result, my dad is now the youngest out of all the parents I know and he is chillin’ and enjoying me being married and is able to help us in the full capacity.A traditional Russian wedding lasts for at least two days and some weddings last as long as a week.Throughout the celebration there is dancing, singing, long toasts, and a lot of food and drinks.