Vietnam dating culture
Only a few urban people, influenced by Western customs, celebrate birthdays, since that occasion is not a Vietnamese customs Nor do Vietnamese send Christmas cards.
Wedding and funeral ceremonies are important events and are usually performed with solemn and traditional rituals.
On my trip around the world, I have repeatedly found myself attempting to persuade others that America is not in fact Dreamland.
Can love work between couples from different language backgrounds and different cultures?
For, in reality, I know that my boss and my sister have had to accept more than just their partners’ cultural traits.
They’ve had to ingratiate themselves with a whole different belief system and set of nuances that are alien to their own. However, achieving such a scenario is complicated and requires patience, an open mind and a lot of time.
But on the ground in Saigon, this could not have seemed less true.
I literally had people crowded around me, elbowing each other to answer my questions.
To a certain extent I feel I understand the reasons for some of these problems. “Vietnamese women get serious too quickly,” said one western colleague of mine once. “But with Vietnamese women, you go out once or twice and suddenly they treat you like you’re boyfriend and girlfriend.