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Postby The Community of Cascadia » Thu May 23, 2024 9:41 pm

The norms and values surrounding dating can vary significantly between cultures, and even between demographics within the same culture. What are some of the dating norms in your nation, and how do people feel about them?

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[b]In your nation, is it acceptable to date someone of:[/b]

[b]…a different religion?:[/b]

[b]…a different race? If not, how common is this sentiment?:[/b]

[b]…the same sex? If not, how do gay people respond to this?:[/b]

[b]What are qualities considered attractive among young people? Do they vary across different genders?:[/b]

[b]In heterosexual relationships, is it customary for men or women to make the first move, or does it not matter? How do people feel about this?:[/b]

[b]What are some of the most common places for people to be approached by interested parties?:[/b]

[b]What are some places it'd be considered rude to ask someone out?:[/b]

[b]What are some of the most common places to go on first dates?:[/b]

[b]When it comes to paying for dates, what are the social expectations? How do people feel about this, and does it vary across demographics?:[/b]

[b]How soon should one be expected to meet the parents of their partner?:[/b]

[b]How important is the approval of one’s partner’s parents?:[/b]

[b]Is sex before marriage socially acceptable? How widely accepted is this norm?:[/b]

[b]What are marriage proposals like? Are they gendered? If so, how do people feel about this?:[/b]

[b]How important are political views in a prospective partner?:[/b]

[b]Are there any conversations happening about changing any dating norms in your nation? If so, what? And among who?:[/b]


In your nation, is it acceptable to date someone of:

…a different religion?: Yes.

…a different race? If not, how common is this sentiment?: Yes.

…the same sex? If not, how do gay people respond to this?: Yes.

What are qualities considered attractive among young people? Do they vary across different genders?: While many standards stem from Cascadia's American heritage, it's increasingly common for young straight men and women to be attracted to certain inversions in gender roles. Many Cascadian women are attracted to sensitivity and agreeableness in men. Among men, it's common to be attracted to directness and protectiveness in women. Because of a variety of external factors, such as Cascadia's high income equality and preference for apartments and public transit, income isn't a particularly important factor in a prospective partner.

In heterosexual relationships, is it customary for men or women to make the first move, or does it not matter? How do people feel about this?: While historically this has been expected of men, since the 1990's, it's become much more common for women to make romantic advances. Among young people, it's now about 50/50 between men and women, and most men are satisfied with the change, believing it to relieve much of the stress.

What are some of the most common places for people to be approached by interested parties?: It's most common to be approached in explicitly social environments like bars, clubs and parties.

What are some places it'd be considered rude to ask someone out?: Outside of the most obvious places, it's also considered impolite to ask people out at their place of employment, when they're on the move or when they're a captive audience, like at a cafe or a gym.

What are some of the most common places to go on first dates?: The two most common types of dates are coffee dates and dinner dates, depending on how well the two know one another. Coffee dates are popular for testing the waters, since they're inexpensive, low-stakes and not too intimate. For people closely familiar with one another, it would be appropriate to invite them to a restaurant for dinner.

When it comes to paying for dates, what are the social expectations? How do people feel about this, and does it vary across demographics?: Another change that came with the 90's was younger women preferring to split bills during dates, or offer to cover the costs of a second date. This was met with mixed reception among men in the short term, but today is looked at quite favorably among both men and women.

How soon should one be expected to meet the parents of their partner?: It's often not until well after a relationship has become solidified with a label that couples start having conversations about planning for this. Gen X and younger parents don't tend to broach the subject until this stage, either.

How important is the approval of one’s partner’s parents?: This has become increasingly less important in recent decades as Cascadians are more comfortable with the idea of low/no contact with family, but it's still very much the norm to at least meet once for a first impression.

What are marriage proposals like? Are they gendered? If so, how do people feel about this?: Proposals in Cascadia follow the tradition of most of the Western world, in which men are generally expected to make the proposal in straight relationships. Because this is usually discussed among couples beforehand (with the conversations often being initiated by women), neither men nor women tend to take issue with this norm.

Is sex before marriage socially acceptable? How widely accepted is this norm?: Yes, this has become very normalized among all but the oldest generations.

How important are political views in a prospective partner?: Because voting is mandatory and citizens receive extremely thorough education in civics all throughout school, political compatibility is somewhat more important in Cascadia. It's very common for such a conversation to arise on the first or second date, though it generally only puts a damper on things if the two are of starkly different ideologies.

Are there any conversations happening about changing any dating norms in your nation? If so, what? And among who?: Because of the trend of friendships being destroyed over unrequited feelings, younger Cascadian women are urging men on social media to ask mutual close friends if people they have feelings for would potentially be interested in them before broaching the subject themselves.
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Postby Russian Brotherhood » Thu May 23, 2024 9:47 pm

In your nation, is it acceptable to date someone of:

…a different religion?:

…a different race? If not, how common is this sentiment?:

…the same sex? If not, how do gay people respond to this?:

What are qualities considered attractive among young people? Do they vary across different genders?:

In heterosexual relationships, is it customary for men or women to make the first move, or does it not matter? How do people feel about this?:

What are some of the most common places for people to be approached by interested parties?:

What are some places it'd be considered rude to ask someone out?:

What are some of the most common places to go on first dates?:

When it comes to paying for dates, what are the social expectations? How do people feel about this, and does it vary across demographics?: Men pay for the dinners.

How soon should one be expected to meet the parents of their partner?: By having a nice dinner and letting the parents ask questions.

How important is the approval of one’s partner’s parents?: Big, thought not need.

Is sex before marriage socially acceptable? How widely accepted is this norm?: Accepted, though in some places that have a high religious population can be big deal.

What are marriage proposals like? Are they gendered? If so, how do people feel about this?: American styled

How important are political views in a prospective partner?: It doesn't matter at all.

Are there any conversations happening about changing any dating norms in your nation? If so, what? And among who?: Nope
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Postby Tangatarehua » Thu May 23, 2024 11:41 pm

In your nation, is it acceptable to date someone of:

…a different religion?: Generally, yes

…a different race? If not, how common is this sentiment?: It is among the younger generation; older Rehuans would scoff at the idea of dating a Pakeha

…the same sex? If not, how do gay people respond to this?: No. The rule in Tangatarehua is that while same-sex relationships are legal, it's best to keep it behind closed doors. Society does not accept it.

What are qualities considered attractive among young people? Do they vary across different genders?: Good looks, money and being from the same caste or higher.

In heterosexual relationships, is it customary for men or women to make the first move, or does it not matter? How do people feel about this?: It's more common for women to make the first move, although in noble families sometimes there's no choice in the matter - your family matriarch will instruct you on who your date is.

What are some of the most common places for people to be approached by interested parties?: Work, online, bars, nightclubs, parties, through mutual friends

What are some places it'd be considered rude to ask someone out?: I mean I wouldn't recommend hitting on someone at a tangi (funeral) but apart from that anything is pretty much fair game

What are some of the most common places to go on first dates?: Restaurants, theatre, sports games or just a walk around a public garden

When it comes to paying for dates, what are the social expectations? How do people feel about this, and does it vary across demographics?: You pay for yourself. It would be considered weird and patronising to offer to pay for the other person's meal - it would insinuate that you see them as subservient or a charity case, or even as a prostitute.

How soon should one be expected to meet the parents of their partner?: Couples have been known to stay together their entire lives without ever meeting the parents.

How important is the approval of one’s partner’s parents?: Not at all, although in noble families the grandparents might have a say. However, most relationships in Tangatarehua are polygamous so if they don't approve, they'll assume someone else will come along later.

Is sex before marriage socially acceptable? How widely accepted is this norm?: Considering marriage doesn't exist in Tangatarehua, yes - although some more traditionally minded people may decide to throw a ceremony when they lose their virginity.

What are marriage proposals like? Are they gendered? If so, how do people feel about this?: N/A, unless you're Muslim, however even then the state does not recognise the concept of marriage.

How important are political views in a prospective partner?: It depends on the individual. Most Rehuans aren't particularly political, but it's rare for a card-carrying communist to date someone who sympathised with the former fascist regime, for example.

Are there any conversations happening about changing any dating norms in your nation? If so, what? And among who?: The biggest conversations are around the idea of dating outside of one's caste (which is becoming increasingly common among the younger generation) and the idea of dating foreigners (also increasingly common among the youth). There was recently a scandal involving a Rehuan Princess dating a foreigner which caused a massive uproar and revealed a huge generational gap regarding attitudes over such a thing.
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Postby Vonum » Thu May 23, 2024 11:57 pm

In your nation, is it acceptable to date someone of:

…a different religion?: Yes, we are not very religious here anyway.

…a different race? If not, how common is this sentiment?: It's acceptable, as most people are Vonian-British, Vonian-French or Vonian-Japanese.

…the same sex? If not, how do gay people respond to this?: Yes, we embrace same-sex relationships. We legally recognise same-sex marriages too.

What are qualities considered attractive among young people? Do they vary across different genders?: They vary across genders, a girl's typical qualities needed are good personality and good looks. For a boy, normally a muscular body and a deep voice.

In heterosexual relationships, is it customary for men or women to make the first move, or does it not matter? How do people feel about this?: We do not have a tradition in 'making the first move'. Also, proposals can be performed by the male or female.

What are some of the most common places for people to be approached by interested parties?: Schools for young adults, online is common with both young adults and adults

What are some places it'd be considered rude to ask someone out?: Under a statue, Near a Vonian flag, Any place where there are a lot of people.

What are some of the most common places to go on first dates?: Cafes and Restaurants

When it comes to paying for dates, what are the social expectations? How do people feel about this, and does it vary across demographics?: 'Going Dutch' (Paying for your own) is common, also paying for eachother's is a common Vonian Tradition.

How soon should one be expected to meet the parents of their partner?: About a year

How important is the approval of one’s partner’s parents?: Not Very

Is sex before marriage socially acceptable? How widely accepted is this norm?: Yes, most people accept it

What are marriage proposals like? Are they gendered? If so, how do people feel about this?: Explained above. Proposals can be performed by the male or female. Usually done with a ring or flowers (Normally quite cheap for 2 reasons, 1- To signify that love doesn't have a pricetag. 2- To save for the wedding)

How important are political views in a prospective partner?: Not very

Are there any conversations happening about changing any dating norms in your nation? If so, what? And among who?:
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Postby Gesaria » Fri May 24, 2024 12:15 am

In your nation, is it acceptable to date someone of:

…a different religion?:Yes.

…a different race? If not, how common is this sentiment?:Yes.

…the same sex? If not, how do gay people respond to this?:Its legal,but due to the extremely religious society and 98% being devout followers of Buddhism,Islam,Christianity,Judaism,and Hinduism,it's pretty taboo and can result in being ostracized in some communities and worse,stoned,especially in the majority Buddhist and Islamic areas.

What are qualities considered attractive among young people? Do they vary across different genders?:Just like in other nations,In Gesaria's younger generations,especially in more liberal areas,women usually seek kindness and generosity in men,the kind of men who would help in household chores and not leaving it to the woman to do,while men usually seek toughness and bravery in women,the kind of women who is willing to defend her family,whether it be shooing away would-be attackers or shooting a gun at their face.

In heterosexual relationships, is it customary for men or women to make the first move, or does it not matter? How do people feel about this?:For thousands of years in Gesaria,it has always been customary for men to make the first move.Many people believe it to be the natural nature of man when it comes to dating.

What are some of the most common places for people to be approached by interested parties?:Usually in social gathering places like bars,parks and clubs.

What are some places it'd be considered rude to ask someone out?:In Gesaria,it is okay to ask someone out in religious institutions like a mosque or a church,but it is extremely taboo to ask someone out at a Buddhist Temple.This is because Buddhism is about removing pleasures in life to achieve peace within oneself,and that many of the monks there have sworn to a life of celibacy.So if you do ask someone out at a temple,you'll be getting weird looks from all the Shaolin monks getting pissed at you.

What are some of the most common places to go on first dates?:Usually,first dates involve coffee dates where the dating party has a drink in a coffee shop to test the waters and get to know each other more.

When it comes to paying for dates, what are the social expectations? How do people feel about this, and does it vary across demographics?:Usually most of the time,it is the man who pays for the date,even if the woman was the one who asked them out.This is seen as the moral obligation of the man to please a woman.There are some exceptions,most notably if the woman is extremely wealthy,but this almost never happens as ultra-wealthy women almost never date someone outside of their class or income bracket.

How soon should one be expected to meet the parents of their partner?:Ideally,once they have been dating each other for months or years,and they have already proposed,it is time to meet the parents of their partner.The couple usually meets the parents of the woman first two weeks after propasal and the parents of the man four weeks after proposal.

How important is the approval of one’s partner’s parents?:In Gesarian tradition,the approval of one's partner's parents is important as parental blessings for marriage are very important and sacred to many people,thus also resulting in the prohibition of divorce.Usually it is the oldest living family member of the man's family that gives the blessing,as long as that member is still married to someone,even if said person is dead.Because of this,it is more legitimate that your 108 year old grandfather gives the blessing instead of your 65 year old father.

Is sex before marriage socially acceptable? How widely accepted is this norm?:Unless you are a monk,who swore to a life of celibacy and refuses the action of sex,sex before marriage is socially accepted.

What are marriage proposals like? Are they gendered? If so, how do people feel about this?:Marriage proposals are usually performed by the male,but they can be performed by either male or female.It is usually done with a ring,but people often propose with items that either symbolize their relationship or cost a fortune(at least 500 USD for normal people.100,000 USD for ultra-wealthy people.)So if you want to propose to your husband or wife with an AK-47 aimed at their cranium,you absolutely can.

How important are political views in a prospective partner?:Considering Gesaria's ongoing dictatorship even after Big Brother stepped back from power,unless your part of the elite who have the freedom to have their own opinion,it is likely that you both support the same Party anyway.

Are there any conversations happening about changing any dating norms in your nation? If so, what? And among who?:None,people are pretty happy with the current norms.
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Postby Bilancorn » Fri May 24, 2024 1:11 am

In your nation, is it acceptable to date someone of:

…a different religion?: Yes, you are absolutely allowed to do so.

…a different race? If not, how common is this sentiment?: Most people see no problem in it

…the same sex? If not, how do gay people respond to this?: yes, same-sex marriage is legal.

What are qualities considered attractive among young people? Do they vary across different genders?: Thats a too personal question; probably loyalty, compassion and being caring.

In heterosexual relationships, is it customary for men or women to make the first move, or does it not matter? How do people feel about this?: it does not matter.

What are some of the most common places for people to be approached by interested parties?: literally anywhere, there are no particular traditions concerning dating in specific spaces/areas.

What are some places it'd be considered rude to ask someone out?: Some place utterly offensive (for example near trash cans)

What are some of the most common places to go on first dates?: restaurants or coffee shops

When it comes to paying for dates, what are the social expectations? How do people feel about this, and does it vary across demographics?: generally the male pay the first time(s), then the couple split 50-50. Exceptions may apply tho.

How soon should one be expected to meet the parents of their partner?: 2-6 months

How important is the approval of one’s partner’s parents?: No one care, parents have no legal rights to oppose a marriage

Is sex before marriage socially acceptable? How widely accepted is this norm?: Yes, except for some religions (mainly muslims and catholics)

What are marriage proposals like? Are they gendered? If so, how do people feel about this?: It varies too much to be defined properly.

How important are political views in a prospective partner?: generally not too important, but might be important for someone.

Are there any conversations happening about changing any dating norms in your nation? If so, what? And among who?: No.
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Postby Safiloa » Fri May 24, 2024 3:51 am

In your nation, is it acceptable to date someone of:

…a different religion?: YES

…a different race? If not, how common is this sentiment?: YES

…the same sex? If not, how do gay people respond to this?: YES

What are qualities considered attractive among young people? Do they vary across different genders?: Light-coloured eyes, red hair, slim albeit muscular build, athletic, patience, and having a large and attractive garden allotment.

In heterosexual relationships, is it customary for men or women to make the first move, or does it not matter? How do people feel about this?: Does not matter, our nation was founded by two forward-coming lesbians.

What are some of the most common places for people to be approached by interested parties?: Libraries, beaches, gardens, social gatherings, nightlife

What are some places it'd be considered rude to ask someone out?: Temple, public restroom

What are some of the most common places to go on first dates?: Cinemas, gardens, restaurants, bars, nightclubs, beaches

When it comes to paying for dates, what are the social expectations? How do people feel about this, and does it vary across demographics?: 50/50 is most common, though it's not unheard for the person doing the inviting covers more of the incurred costs.

How soon should one be expected to meet the parents of their partner?: After about one to three months.

How important is the approval of one’s partner’s parents?: Very important

Is sex before marriage socially acceptable? How widely accepted is this norm?: Legal marriages do not exist in Safiloa, they are purely a religious ceremony that have no governmental support. The three most dominant religions do not practice any form of marriage ceremony. Sex is considered a beautiful albeit serious endeavor. Only people that have obtained a sex license can begin to have sex, to do so before a party runs the risk for being sued for statutory rape (not age based).

What are marriage proposals like? Are they gendered? If so, how do people feel about this?: It does not happen frequently, however there is a large Indian and Arab population, and arranged marriages are the norm though this highly scrutinized by the general public.

How important are political views in a prospective partner?: Not very important. Safiloa runs essentially as a one-party state.

Are there any conversations happening about changing any dating norms in your nation? If so, what? And among who?: Because marriage falls out of the bounds of governmental jurisdiction, there is some debate on whether arranged marriages should exist among the immigrant minorities.
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Postby Tierrador » Fri May 24, 2024 4:19 am

In your nation, is it acceptable to date someone of:

…a different religion?: Yes

…a different race? If not, how common is this sentiment?: Yes, but it is very uncommon

…the same sex? If not, how do gay people respond to this?: Yes

What are qualities considered attractive among young people? Do they vary across different genders?: Having a job, a sense of humor and empathy for animals are the top 3 most attractive qualities for both genders.

In heterosexual relationships, is it customary for men or women to make the first move, or does it not matter? How do people feel about this?: Doesn’t matter

What are some of the most common places for people to be approached by interested parties?: Pretty much anywhere, Tierradorians are very extroverted so it’ll be easy to strike up a conversation with someone there.

What are some places it'd be considered rude to ask someone out?: There isn’t a set place where it would be considered “rude” so it really depends. For the most part you can tell by their body language that they don’t want to be bothered.

What are some of the most common places to go on first dates?: Restaurant, park, cafe, sports game

When it comes to paying for dates, what are the social expectations? How do people feel about this, and does it vary across demographics?: Pay for yourself, no freebies buddy

How soon should one be expected to meet the parents of their partner?: Most couples go without meeting parents until they get married

How important is the approval of one’s partner’s parents?: Not important at all

Is sex before marriage socially acceptable? How widely accepted is this norm?: Yes

What are marriage proposals like? Are they gendered? If so, how do people feel about this?: Both involved in a relationship (if a polygamy, everyone involved) must propose to each other

How important are political views in a prospective partner?: Talking about politics is considered “annoying”, so most couples go their whole lives without knowing their partner’s political views

Are there any conversations happening about changing any dating norms in your nation? If so, what? And among who?: None

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Postby Eulasira » Fri May 24, 2024 4:49 am

In your nation, is it acceptable to date someone of:

…a different religion?: All must adhere to the Order of the Otherwordly.

…a different race? If not, how common is this sentiment?: All Siran are only allowed to marry other Siran.

…the same sex? If not, how do gay people respond to this?: Siran are not gendered.

What are qualities considered attractive among young people? Do they vary across different genders?: Siran typically look for a companion that can provide them good emotional and intellectual support, and can help them in daily-to-daily work.

In heterosexual relationships, is it customary for men or women to make the first move, or does it not matter? How do people feel about this?: Siran are not gendered.

What are some of the most common places for people to be approached by interested parties?: Parks almost all of the time but at their home too if they are already friends.

What are some places it'd be considered rude to ask someone out?: All formal procedure.

What are some of the most common places to go on first dates?: Parks, inside their home, and other private places. Siran don't really do dates like humans do, they do them pretty formally and immediately start talking about finance, work, and other things that will later come up in their relationship.

When it comes to paying for dates, what are the social expectations? How do people feel about this, and does it vary across demographics?: The approacher pays.

How soon should one be expected to meet the parents of their partner?: Not really necessary, Siran usually "date" when they are adults and don't have many ties to their parents.

How important is the approval of one’s partner’s parents?: Not really important.

Is sex before marriage socially acceptable? How widely accepted is this norm?: Not at all.

What are marriage proposals like? Are they gendered? If so, how do people feel about this?: Usually a Siran will go to another Siran before staring at them which will signal they are interested, and if the other Siran doesn't mind, the approacher will ask them out.

How important are political views in a prospective partner?: Siran don't really care about politics in the same sense, their concept of politics is confusing.

Are there any conversations happening about changing any dating norms in your nation? If so, what? And among who?: Not at all, the current Supreme Siran thinks the system is fine but does update it from time to make stuff they do be legal.
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Postby Changjo » Fri May 24, 2024 6:42 am

In your nation, is it acceptable to date someone of:

…a different religion?: Yes.

…a different race? If not, how common is this sentiment?: Yes

…the same sex? If not, how do gay people respond to this?: Yes

What are qualities considered attractive among young people? Do they vary across different genders?: This varies, the Royal Federation unifies Europe, the Middle East and parts of North Africa, its people are multi-cultural and varied, those on one side of the Federation may be more attracted to certain qualities than those on the other side.

In heterosexual relationships, is it customary for men or women to make the first move, or does it not matter? How do people feel about this?: Either, old values like this have faded out following World War 3.

What are some of the most common places for people to be approached by interested parties?: Online, bars, clubs etc.

What are some places it'd be considered rude to ask someone out?: The bathroom, places of religious significance, sites of remembrance etc.

What are some of the most common places to go on first dates?: Social places like cinemas, clubs, restaurants etc.

When it comes to paying for dates, what are the social expectations? How do people feel about this, and does it vary across demographics?: It can vary across the Federation.

How soon should one be expected to meet the parents of their partner?: Whenever they feel comfortable or ready (and if they want to).

How important is the approval of one’s partner’s parents?: It can vary across the Federation, less so in the West, more so in the East.

Is sex before marriage socially acceptable? How widely accepted is this norm?: Yes, this is widely accepted across the Federation.

What are marriage proposals like? Are they gendered? If so, how do people feel about this?: They are not gendered, people can propose however they like, often people will try to do the most elaborate thing they can think of or afford.

How important are political views in a prospective partner?: It can vary across the Federation.

Are there any conversations happening about changing any dating norms in your nation? If so, what? And among who?: There are conversations regarding synthetic life, can a person truly love an android or vice versa or are they just machines.

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Postby Indian Empire » Fri May 24, 2024 4:41 pm

In your nation, is it acceptable to date someone of:

…a different religion?: Yes

…a different race? If not, how common is this sentiment?: Yes

…the same sex? If not, how do gay people respond to this?: Yes

What are qualities considered attractive among young people? Do they vary across different genders?: In terms of personality, both genders prefer someone who is kind, accommodating, respectful, and caring towards others. In terms of appearance, persons attracted to men usually prefer slim, shaved, clean men while persons attracted to women prefer slim, clean women.

In heterosexual relationships, is it customary for men or women to make the first move, or does it not matter? How do people feel about this?: Usually, it doesn't matter, and the more social/outgoing person of the two is usually the one expected to ask. In some more traditional areas, it may be gender specific towards the man asking the woman out- this is primarily the case in super conservative areas or sometimes in Native Impiro cultures. The cultural norm in Indian Empire is largely enjoyed by Empirians.

What are some of the most common places for people to be approached by interested parties?: Public places- bars and parks are common- alongside workplaces if the two interested parties work together. If it's online, dating apps are by far the most common.

What are some places it'd be considered rude to ask someone out?: Around family, or in overtly public settings where everyone could hear you (such as public transit).

What are some of the most common places to go on first dates?: A restaurant, the movies, bowling alleys, mini golf, parks- really, anywhere the parties enjoy going that's nearby.

When it comes to paying for dates, what are the social expectations? How do people feel about this, and does it vary across demographics?: Usually, the amount for dates is split 50-50. It's considered a kind gesture of love if someone pays for you, but it isn't mandatory. Empirians are generally pleased by this, and if the person has other nice personal qualities, may feel deeper in love with someone who pays for them compared to not.

How soon should one be expected to meet the parents of their partner?: There's no real pressure towards this, it's moreso whenever they feel ready- and all is forgiven if the individual's parents are not in their life.

How important is the approval of one’s partner’s parents?: Most of the time, not important as they don't have legal say in a marriage. It may be more important in a more conservative area or in Native Impiro cultures though.

Is sex before marriage socially acceptable? How widely accepted is this norm?: It's considered acceptable, though hookup culture is generally disliked in Indian Empire, so people looking for that don't necessarily use dating apps or anything of that sort.

What are marriage proposals like? Are they gendered? If so, how do people feel about this?: Marriage proposals may be done by either gender- and usually consist of being asked/"popped" the question on a night out in an enjoyable space. It's generally not assumed that the person wants a ring, and instead the couple simply decides on something nice/agreeable that they want.

How important are political views in a prospective partner?: Not top priority, but they do have importance. People don't want partners who have extremely intolerant views usually, but there is some tolerance- usually, some people have a few that are non-negotiable and are flexible on the rest.

Are there any conversations happening about changing any dating norms in your nation? If so, what? And among who?: Not really, dating norms are generally a well accepted social aspect of empirian culture.
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Postby A m e n r i a » Sat May 25, 2024 4:13 am

In your nation, is it acceptable to date someone of:

…a different religion?: Yes

…a different race? If not, how common is this sentiment?: Yes, and very common

…a different species? If not, how common is this sentiment?: Yes, although interspecies couples are rarer.

…the same sex? If not, how do gay people respond to this?: No. They either hide their sins or leave the country.

What are qualities considered attractive among young people? Do they vary across different genders?:

Both genders:
  • Light skin (more emphasized for women)
  • Strength and good health (more emphasized for men)
  • Reverse egg shape face
  • Above average height
  • Large eyes
  • Intelligence
  • Sparse, if any body hair
  • Wealth
  • Status

Men:
  • 11 abs or better
  • Wide shoulders
  • Responsibility

Women:
  • Compassion
  • Nurturing instinct
  • Long legs
  • Prominent collarbones

In heterosexual relationships, is it customary for men or women to make the first move, or does it not matter? How do people feel about this?: Still men mostly, although masculine women and feminine men are even more socially accepted now so you'd see more women make the first move than in irl China.

What are some of the most common places for people to be approached by interested parties?: Social gatherings, school, work, nightclubs

What are some places it'd be considered rude to ask someone out?: A funeral, a graveyard, a place of worship

What are some of the most common places to go on first dates?: Cafés, restaurants, parks

When it comes to paying for dates, what are the social expectations? How do people feel about this, and does it vary across demographics?: Either him or whoever invited the other. Even then it's more likely for her to pay for her meal than for herself and him.

How soon should one be expected to meet the parents of their partner?: When the couple is serious enough about each other to consider marriage.

How important is the approval of one’s partner’s parents?: Not so much anymore, despite the government's traditionalist leanings. It's still considered a good thing to have, but Amenrians now tend to understand they know what's best for themselves.

Is sex before marriage socially acceptable? How widely accepted is this norm?: Yes, and the idea is so widespread you'd be hard pressed to find a virgin above 20.

What are marriage proposals like? Are they gendered? If so, how do people feel about this?: Men typically propose, although masculine women proposing to their future husbands is not unheard of. A woman proposing is seen as a reflection of a dominant personality.

How important are political views in a prospective partner?: Amenrians in the south are typically more conservative and prefer more conservative partners. Otherwise, it's a mixed bag.

Are there any conversations happening about changing any dating norms in your nation? If so, what? And among who?: Normalizing interracial couples where one partner is not Amenrian, especially among more liberal Amenrians who romanticise the West despite its failures. There are also talks about dating/marrying aliens, since interspecies romance between Amenrians or just earthlings in general is already seen as normal, some consider extending the same courtesy to non-earthlings.
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Postby Washington-Columbia » Sat May 25, 2024 11:28 am

In your nation, is it acceptable to date someone of:

…a different religion?: Yes.

…a different race? If not, how common is this sentiment?: Yes. Race isn't seen as a major turning-off point, and as a result, is common.

…the same sex? If not, how do gay people respond to this?: Yes, since the 1970s.

What are qualities considered attractive among young people? Do they vary across different genders?: In short: good looks. Good looking hair, good chest, good limbs and good face. A good personality and smell is also attractive. Though for women, they are more attracted to more muscular (or bigger chests) people or kinder people, while for men, bubbly women (or friendly men) and thinner bodies are more popular.

In heterosexual relationships, is it customary for men or women to make the first move, or does it not matter? How do people feel about this?: It doesn't really matter whom makes the first move, while men have historically been expected to make their moves, more recently, it has been becoming more equal.

What are some of the most common places for people to be approached by interested parties?: Bars, restaurants, gardens, parks and parties are usually some of the most popular places for someone to make a move on their crush.

What are some places it'd be considered rude to ask someone out?: In public squares, family homes, and areas around government buildings.

What are some of the most common places to go on first dates?: Parks, (usually at nights) lakesides (usually in the countryside,) restaurants, beaches, the cinema and cafes are usually the most common places for couples to go on dates.

When it comes to paying for dates, what are the social expectations? How do people feel about this, and does it vary across demographics?: When paying for dates, each tries to show their love by paying the bill. Usually, it is more common in elder generations for the man to pay the bill, while more equal across genders in younger generations. Assuming that each pays their share equally, it is seen as a good sign.

How soon should one be expected to meet the parents of their partner?: They are urged to meet each of their parents, either at a dinner at their house, or at independent meetings in places like cafes or restaurants.

How important is the approval of one’s partner’s parents?: While usually not seen as a wedge, getting approval from one's parents also marks a goal point in their relationship, being supported on all fronts, and being encouraged to further explore their relationship.

Is sex before marriage socially acceptable? How widely accepted is this norm?: Sex before marriage is not only considered acceptable, but also common outside of Heimdall. Again, it also usually tells that each other loves each other a lot.

What are marriage proposals like? Are they gendered? If so, how do people feel about this?: Marriage Proposals are usually done as "dates" in nature or at someone's apartment, or at somewhere nice, like a theme park or a observation deck. Once the date is underway, one usually proposes to the other, and assuming they say yes, then it is already underway.

How important are political views in a prospective partner?: While political views can drive wedges between couples, it is only so at the most extreme political views possible. Outside that, it isn't very significant in romance.

Are there any conversations happening about changing any dating norms in your nation? If so, what? And among who?: No.
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