Start Dating customs arond the world

Dating customs arond the world

Wife-carrying is a fully endorsed sport in Finland, with competitors from all over the world congregating in Sonkajarvi each year for the wife-carrying championships, and the sport itself is said to date back to the 19th century.

" In Dutch tradition, you congratulate the relatives on someone's birthday, as well as the person whose birthday it is.

And for the birthday party, everyone sits in a giant circle for tea and cake.

In Austria, Fingerhakeln - or competitive finger-pulling - is a serious sport, with very strict rules.

Finger-athletes aim to drag their opponent across the table by just the finger. If, by the time you turn 25, you're unmarried, you can expect your friends to ambush you with a cinnamon shower all day.

A rather comprehensive introduction on what is considered good manners in Germany can be found in the "Knigge".

The original Knigge is a book on manners by Adolf Freiherr Knigge written in the 18th century.

It’s customary for a man to call a woman the day he meets her, and send her multiple texts before the date.

Shutterstock Surprisingly, the way courtship looks in South Korea is the complete opposite of what the marriage will look like.

On 25 January people all over Scotland (and in other parts of the UK) tune up their bagpipes and get gussied up in their finest tartan to celebrate Burns Night, which commemorates the life of legendary Scots poet Robert Burns.

Festivities include ceilidh (pronounced "kaylee") dancing, and platefuls of haggis (offal in sheep intestine, in case you were wondering).

Shutterstock The role of matchmaker is still alive and well in China.