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.
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Ranging from the girl judged on her potential to be a good wife from how good her coffee tasted.
There was also the tale of a girls dowry would depend on how much she weighed, hence the encouragement by the family to put on weight.
The first signs of a difference in courting rituals between my home country of the UK and Turkey were evident on my first holiday.
We had signed up for a rough and tumble Jeep safari around the mountains of Marmaris.
After just a few dates, my then to be husband moved in with me but we were considered as living in sin.
So we married within six months, perhaps because of pressure from the family to grow up and be adults!
Growing up in the UK, the dating scene was not an ordeal.
We no longer needed the approval of our dads and the days of being chaperoned while on a date were firmly rooted in the history books.
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.
Despite the heat of the summer sun, the women were dressed in long sleeve shirts, traditional flower pants and their heads were covered.