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  1. Thank you Reyhan! That was all very helpful!I could kind of see family values in the movie "My Father My son" (I can't remember the name in Turkish!) It was interesting to see how incredibly close the family was and how important family is in Turkey. My boyfriend also told me that at Turkish weddings, the man has to drink a cup of coffee after the bride pours salt in it Supposedly it symbolizes how the man should respect the woman in the marriage and not complain. I quite liked that :DAlso, he said that Turkish men generally respect women for everything that they do: cooking, cleaning, and so
  2. Thank you Vic, that is good advice This guy gives me good vibes so far; he seems very sweet and gentlemanly. I can also talk to him about thinks, and even though we have a language barrier, we can talk to each other about deeper things.Also, I am studying to be a Spanish teacher So maybe that changes things! heheIs it insulting for the woman to pay for the man, then? I don't really believe in splitting bills, but rather taking turns paying. But so far he has paid for everything, and I feel bad for not paying!
  3. I see. There isn't a generational difference though? I've read that there is a large difference between the older and younger generations. I've known several Turkish international students who are female and who are studying so that they can work. But you would know better than me, since you are Turkish Also, I don't think we would live in Turkey, but it's really too soon to think that far into the future! He plans on staying here and working in the U.S., because (according to him), finding work with a PhD in Turkey is difficult sometimes because it is seen as being "overqualified" for the jo
  4. Thanks for the feedback everyone! I have tried to learn a little bit about his culture. So far, most of the stuff has been pretty basic. I know most of the Turkish population is Muslim (but he is not practicing), he took me to a Turkish restaurant to show me the food, we've made Turkish tea together, I watched "My Father My Son" with him, and I understand that family is of extreme importance in Turkey. Some of the aspects of Turkish culture (like the strong family unit) remind me of the Hispanic culture that I have studied!)When it comes to relationships, he says that Turkish women expect more
  5. Merhaba everyone I am new to the forums. I am dating a man from Adana and we have been dating a little over a month. He seems very sweet, but he is also very hard-working....which makes talking to him kind of hard, at times (because he is always at work!). Sometimes we have communication problems because he speaks English fairly well, but oftentimes he comes across something that he doesn't know how to say. Unfortunately, I do not know Turkish. I have been trying to learn it but it is a lot more difficult because it is nothing like the languages I already know! (Spanish and English). Any
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