Of course, it’s the man that does all the running around.
However, society is changing and as Turkey grows into its twenty-first century skin, traditions are changing, with women shifting from a passive to an active role - including in the realm of courtship.
Turkey is a land that stands at the meeting point of the Orient and Occident.
Turkish marriages today still have many of their traditional roots, but they all can differ greatly based on several different factors.Nonetheless, I had a rude awakening about the characteristics of typical Turkish men within the first month I lived in Turkey.I didn’t date much in high school or at university, and I wasn’t given much attention by men. I am a self-proclaimed bookworm and nerd to the core, so nothing could keep me from the gorgeous university libraries or research lounges.We explore dating, engagement, love and marriage in Turkey and all its glorious variety. But in Turkey's more rural communities the old traditions still live on: arranged marriages, strange rituals like womens’ single status being “advertised” with an empty bottle on the roof of a house (a man would knock the bottle off in order to be assessed for marriage suitability - by the woman’s father, of course).In general, even in larger, less conservative cities, dating is a serious enterprise, and there isn’t a lot of casual dating going on.