We knew immediately the same day we met, this is different.
How great to experienced that when two people are destined to be...
They tend to comment on your body or appearance, and often use humor as a way of getting your attention.
When I was interested in someone, we usually exchanged numbers and–much to my surprise–men I just met would call and text me multiple times a day just to see how I was doing. My friends assured me that this was a good sign that he was serious about me.
In fact, I met a shocking number of his cousins just on our first few dates, but that is not unusual.
The hardest thing about dating men in Botswana was confronting the culture’s strict gender roles.
Even though most young people, including my partner, were very progressive, the influence of his society’s traditions seemed exaggerated to a young American like me.
Similarly, your outfit choice can mean little in one culture but carry very clear suggestions in another.
Dating in another culture requires you to learn a whole new style of communication cues, if not a whole new language.
The importance of family and community is very strong in Botswana, one thing I really love about the country.