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An American man needs help buying an engagement ring for his Filipino girlfriend

18th April 2006

Here’s an interesting conversation from an online message board. An American man is getting ready to ask his Filipino girlfriend to marry him and needs advice about what kind of diamond ring he should buy. In America, we call this an engagement ring.  This conversation shows some interesting aspects of American culture and how Americans […]

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Thai marriage and wedding ceremony experience

4th April 2006

On November 21, 2004 I married my Thai sweetheart, Nat. Despite our cultural differences, I am an American who grew up in the South; we found it easy to be with each other. We were both older though she was 15 years my junior. She had never married. I was divorced with an adult daughter […]

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Valentine’s Day and White Day in Korea, Japan, and America

14th February 2006

I arrived in Korea in late February, after celebrating Valentine’s Day in America. I soon learned about White Day, celebrated on March 14th in Korea. This is not a recognizable day in America, but in Korea White day is an important part of the cutlure. To celebrate White Day, men normally buy women candy and lucky […]

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An authentic “where to host a bachelor party in Manhattan” conversation

13th February 2006

I recently read a message board conversation about where to have a bachelor party in New York City (Manhattan). I thought that the question (which included lap dances) and the answers (which focused on strip clubs) had something to show us about New Yorkers’ attitudes toward bachelor parties. Here’s the conversation:

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British and American dating habits

2nd February 2006

Speaking with various British people I know has made me aware of some differences between dating culture in the US and dating culture in England. Where to pick someone up In America, a bar is the first choice for many young people who want to pick up members of the opposite sex. This normally includes […]

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Bachelor and stag parties

22nd January 2006

A bachelor party (also called a stag party, stag night (UK), or bucks party (Australia)) is a party held for a bachelor shortly before he is married. This is typically the soon-to-be-husband’s last party as a single man. The stereotype is that the man to be married engages in activities a new wife might not approve […]

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Physical intimacy: A comparison of expectations held by young Korean and American adults

18th January 2006

In this paper I’m going to summarize what my 18-25 year-old Korean university students have told me about Korean dating culture and compare that with my experiences and experiences that American friends have told me about regarding the high school and college dating scenes. It should be noted that I went to high school in […]

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