It’s said the old ways are often best – but we’re not so sure with this Austrian tradition.
Amongst China’s ethnic group of Dai, courtship is centred round a bonfire.
The women are seated in a circle spinning wool, whilst the men of the village serenade them with traditional songs – it’s not exactly Notting Hill, but we like it!
That may sound a bit one-sided, but exactly one month later men buy the women white chocolate to let them know that the feelings are mutual – this day is known as ‘white day’.
The Japanese are renowned for their stoic and patient demeanour, a stark contrast to Westerners who worry and stress about how long to wait before contacting someone after a first date.
The man presents the lady with a heartfelt and intricately carved wooden spoon; this represents his oath to feed and provide for her throughout their lives.If the affections aren’t shared, the woman refuses the spoon, but if they are she will wear the spoon around her neck for several days afterwards.