It was not until the mid 1800s that romance and love was a main factor for a successful relationship.The principals of dating were intolerant and staunch.Maybe you’ll find the woman you’ve been dreaming of!
Once married these relationships change little as women often go overboard to take care of their husband in domestic situations and men support their wives both financially and emotionally.
Once a couple decides to marry, most Chileans have two wedding ceremonies: a civil ceremony in a government office attended by a few people and a religious ceremony held in a church.
This position women take in the home is one of truly caring for the family and many families would struggle to adjust without this role, which is viewed with great respect.
However, today many women are going to work, especially in Santiago.
This often begins late and ends at - am the next day, sometimes with breakfast.
After getting married these young couples (most Chileans marry in their early- to mid-20s) start families rather quickly and often move into their own house (prior to marriage most young people live with their parents).
The church ceremony is generally more formal and is often attended by a large group of people.
The bride often wears white and the groom a traditional Chilean outfit including a Your Guide to Chile: ● Chile Page ● Culture & Identity - Food, Dining, & Drinks - Ethnicity, Language, & Religion - Relationships, Marriage, & Family - Social Life - Architecture ● History ● Geography, Weather, & Wildlife ● Blogs and local wines), and dancing.
It is these old traditions where modern dating evolved and men are often expected to pay for the date and open the door for his date out of respect.
In 1228, women were given the right to ask for a mans hand in marriage.
Couples often go to dinner parties, barbecues, or the beach. When of age, most boys and girls date in large groups, going out together to weekend dance parties.