Dating and marriage customs in turkey
In Turkey, the age of majority is 18 so every citizen over the age of 18 can get married by his/her free will.
However, those between 15-18 are also allowed to get married if the individual himself/herself desires to do so, but this is only on condition that the parents of the individual give their legal consent and the court approves the application.
Oddly, an “I love you” comes quite early on - and it’s followed by romantic gestures to prove the strength of your love.
That could be flowers, gifts or big romantic gestures.
But in Turkey these gestures are considered sweet, and simply a sign of devotion.We no longer needed the approval of our dads and the days of being chaperoned while on a date were firmly rooted in the history books.The ladette era of the 90’s prompted females to demand independence and if they wanted to have a one night stand and walk away in the morning, they were going to do it, whether their public reputation was tarnished or not.Basically being a legal or traditional sort of contract, marriage is still an institution that makes a particular society recognize a couple’s union, be it legally, traditionally or sexually.The reason why marriage has such a huge rate of acceptance in almost any culture is not set in stone.