Romania marriage and dating customs
As regards customs prior to the wedding, many ancient traditions are still in place; for example the practice of the man asking his future fiancées family for her hand in marriage.
Some elements of the engagement have however become very much a thing of the past, for example the idea of seclusion for the future bride during the engagement, or the need for the family’s to make a formal agreement, however the tradition of a long commitment prior to the wedding and of course of a ring is still important.
Ecuadorian Men Men take pride in their masculinity in this country.
Ironically, this involves a lot of emotional heart-on-the-sleeve behaviour.
Another element that is key to note is that of the padrinos and madrinas.
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.
With sexuality playing an important role in Latin culture, you won’t find it too difficult to meet men at bars, clubs – well, anywhere actually.
As with any country where you are a foreigner, be aware that local forces are at play.
Romanian values Family represents an important Romanian value. Romanians appreciate the long term relations based on trust, respect and loyalty.
Noaptea Sfantului Andrei (Saint Andrew’s Night) This is the Romanian Halloween.
On 30 of November, there is the night when the ghosts, spirits come to harass us.
Local girls don’t appreciate foreigners hi-jacking their turf, so if you get involved in the dating scene here be as sensitive as possible.
Ecuadorian Women These girls are a glorious mix of Spanish, Indigenous and African, and take pride in their appearance.