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The traditions and wedding styles largely depends on which area of Turkey the couple originates.One friend working in tourism returned to his village, to follow up a potential match arranged by his mother.
Every day, I am in Turkey, I learn more and more about my adopted country and it never fails to surprise but as Turkey moves further towards western values and trends, I wonder what will happen to the traditional Turkish dating rituals of the past.The local teahouses were filled with old men assessing the foreigners who had so abruptly arrived in their village.However, I was more interested in the roof of one of the houses. The guide told me the father of the house had put it there.It was a sign that his daughter was ready for marriage.Any man who could knock the milk bottle off the roof could ask for the daughters hand in marriage.Thankfully, the question of my virginity was never discussed even though I was ordered to wear a red virgin ribbon around my wedding dress.
Ours was a fast paced love affair yet my husband’s sister was traditionally courted because her marriage was arranged.
This is where you have to be careful as many people assume arranged and forced marriage to be the same thing. My husband’s sister was identified as a potential bride for one young man living in the same town.
After family discussions about his ability to provide as a father and husband, my husband’s sister said yes to the marriage. She never had to complete the walk of shame in the early hours of the morning.
The father would then asses the suitor’s financial position and the ability to provide for his daughter and the children that would be born so soon after the wedding.
I was truly shocked and over the next five years would hear of many other regional traditions.
There are plenty of hot, nice mannered and educated Turkish women that any man would be lucky if they could date them.