Global Perspectives on Dating

We asked students on the Brown University campus about their perspectives on dating. Below are some of the responses we received. Please note that these responses reflect the perspectives of the individuals who responded and the country/culture they identify with.  These are individual voices and, though they reflect real lived experiences, they are in no way representative of entire nations or all people.  That said, we’d love the chance to broaden the range of experiences represented here.  Please feel free to leave a comment about your perspective on dating.

A special thanks to all who participated.

Countries & Cultures Represented

IWB_ Dating_ Countries Represented

  • Argentina
  • Bulgaria
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Iran
  • Italy
  • Korea
  • Puerto Rico
  • South Africa
  • Turkey
  • UK
  • USA
  • Black American Culture
  • Hispanic Culture

what does dating mean

words on dating


how do you communicate interest

dinner or drinks

Is -casual- dating acceptable, or is dating considered a prelude to marriage-

PDA in your country

“The language of love is food, adventures, and a lot of cuddles. All these things are international!”