It’s extremely popular among tourists from Western Europe and from the USA, and its capital, Istanbul, is a popular tourist destination.But Turkey as a mail order brides country is not even half as popular as Turkey as a tourist country.
That being said, here are three things I have learned about typical Turkish men: If you are casually asked to have coffee or tea, and politely decline, that may stop them—for a few minutes.
Even if you haven’t tried to give them extra attention, some take even simple eye contact, a small laugh at a joke, or just the fact that you are alive as an acceptance to their marriage proposal.
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.
My experience with speaking or talking with guys all came from my two best male friends and my two big brothers–obviously nothing romantic or flirtatious there.
Now in America and in the UK, jealousy is a green monster that most people have a strong distaste for.
Here in Turkey, if you are not jealous of whom your partner speaks to, looks at, or hangs out with, it is the equivalent of raising a small flag that states, “I don’t love him/her.” It also doesn’t matter how many times you try and explain the cultural difference—they won’t change their minds.
By the end of the day I would be asked by either my boss or friends if there would be a date soon. In the beginning you think you are royalty, but the best way to make sure you are safe is to use common sense.
In Turkey there are different social norms that you have to follow.
When I first came to Turkey, I was given no warning about how typical Turkish men would act.
I wondered if they would be anything like American men, the only type I knew, or if the culture would alter their personality completely.
Here it is all about being continually conscious about what others are thinking, both if they see you alone with someone, or if a guy is asking you to hang out.