Parents no longer have that same power and authority over the courtship stage. The authority is now in the hands of the boy and the girl.There are still traces of the old tradition of courtship in today’s time albeit modernized.However, much has changed in terms of how people carry out courtship.Courtship is no longer very conservative like before.It turns out that the game of love hasn't always been as easy as creating your online dating profile or "putting a ring on it". However, if you’re a guy reading this and you’re thinking that the Japanese men have got it easy, be warned that exactly one month later, the Japanese celebrate a similar follow-up holiday called "White Day".Regardless if your *true love* is traveling and learning about other cultures or not, read on for some of the most strange dating rituals over time from around the world. This time around, the chocolate giving and receiving is reversed; the guys have to buy the girls white chocolate if their feelings are mutual. That is, until you learn that men are expected to spend twice as much on White Day as the girls do on Valentine's Day. Been on a hundred dates and never managed to win them over?Within China's Dai ethnic group, courting is done around the bonfire.In this particular strand of Chinese culture, the women are seated around the fire spinning wool with their wheels until the men of the village begin serenading them.
From being friends to sweet friends to being more than friends are the new equation. It is outdated, unnecessary, and simply a waste of time, effort, and money.
The older people say that the old way of courtship should still be practiced as it is full of wisdom, virtues, and tradition.
Today’s courtship in the 21st century Philippines is very much at par with the Western culture.
Why prolong the agony of courtship when both the boy and the girl like each other?
The influence of the Western culture may be attributed to the colonial past and the neo-colonial mentality of the present.
The neo-colonial present would have to be the workings of media culture of the West embedded in the 21st century Philippine culture. Their story lines and plots thrive in the hearts of the Filipinos.