Guyana is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the north, Brazil to the south and southwest, Suriname to the east and Venezuela to the west.Among the Indian population these traditional roles are more pronounced, but even in these families there are changes, most commonly due to women having careers.Like nearly every other factor, the number of children a couple has is individual as some couples may choose not to have kids, while another family may have five children; the average is 2.2 kids per woman in Guyana. Now that we’ve highlighted the attributes of white men, African men and other men, it’s time to take it to the islands and see what these West Indian rude boys…or not so rude boys have to offer. Relationships, Marriage, & Family Life in Guyana Due to the variation of people, cultures, races, and religions in Guyana, the dating, marriage, and family life in the country is quite diverse.Many of the ethnic Europeans view dating in a very liberal way as young men and women are free to date and marry whoever they please.For the ethnic Indians dating is more restricted (or even arranged) as many parents try to guarantee their children marry a person they feel would make a good spouse; this may mean finding someone in the same social class, economic class, or someone in the same "caste" as themselves.Your Guide to Guyana: ● Guyana Page ● Culture & Identity - Food, Dining, & Drinks - Ethnicity, Language, & Religion - Relationships, Marriage, & Family - Social Life - Architecture ● History ● Geography, Weather, & Wildlife ● Blogs Traditionally, husbands have held the role of providing for their family financially as they have historically made most major decisions, while the wife tends to maintain the home and was the primary caregiver.
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.