Dating and marriage culture
An ugly woman who could work was often considered a better catch than a beautiful one who couldn't work.
Spanish weddings do not include bridesmaids or groomsmen.Couples have traditionally been expected to marry within their village and class with marriage to cousins or within the extended families being frowned upon.Couples have traditionally been expected to live with the husband’s parents until they could afford a place of their own.For the Afro-Guyanese and others, dating falls between these two extremes of conservative and liberal, but tends to be closer to the European style.Many of the more liberal couples will move in together or have children prior to an official wedding, especially the ethnic Europeans and Afro-Guyanese.When Vietnamese marry, the woman doesn’t change her family names.
So, within a family you will see different last names.
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This is changing among the ethnic European and Afro-Guyanese populations as many women now work and, as divorce is more common today, some homes only have a single parent.
(AP Photo/Dita Alangkara) While the anti-dating movement has grown here, there have been several high-profile, unusual marriages in local news: one between two middle school students and another between a 16-year-old boy and 71-year-old woman, both in Sumatra.
Though these stories are somewhat sensationalist, child marriage is a big problem in Indonesia.
Once a couple decides to marry the Christian population will often marry in a church.