But one of the funniest customs is that women are to buy guys white chocolate on Valentine’s Day, while the guys just sit back and receive.
One month later, they celebrate White Day, where the guy, should he be interested in the girl he received chocolate from on Valentine’s Day, must give the girl twice as much chocolate.
[The Dutch] say, ‘We permit so we can control,’ and that’s also their attitude toward drugs and prostitution. That idea of, ‘It’s actually a form of control,’ is for most people in the U. MORE: Study: Legal Medical Marijuana Doesn’t Encourage Kids to Smoke More Pot What’s interesting about that is that there is a certain pessimism that underlies it.
Something that did strike me when I came in early ’90s to this country is that one of the differences in the aftermath of the sexual revolution is that Dutch society became a lot more secular. S.] people seemed to think you can only have morality and a strong social fabric if you believe in a higher authority, a God that would otherwise punish [people].
I recently found out there are so many funny dating customs in this world, so I thought I’d share a few of them with you.
When you think of dating customs, most of us think of a guy asking a girl out on a date.
[Parents] are actually able to check out the boyfriend or girlfriend, and they only permit [sleepovers] when they like and have gotten to know them.
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There wasn’t this association between teen sex and danger and lives ruined that we have in this country. Coming out of the sexual revolution, the Dutch really decoupled sex from marriage, but they didn’t decouple sex from love.
If the first piece is that there weren’t these immediate associations of teen sex with danger, the second is that it remained anchored in the concept of steady relationships and young people being in love.
Because then, you have two options: either a very sensationalized unrealistic scoring type of mentality or no sex until marriage. Autonomy is the ability to discern inside what one feels in relation to sexuality to make choices, to exert what sociologists call agency in response to sexuality.
Sexuality is a spectrum of behavior; it’s not just one act.