Natalie Wolchover was a staff writer for Live Science from 2010 to 2012.She hold a bachelor's degree in physics from Tufts University and has studied physics at the University of California, Berkeley.
If the woman of his choice likes him back, she'll take out a small stool from under her skirt and invite him to sit on it.
Then the man will wrap her in his red blanket, and they'll do what lovers do everywhere: whisper sweet nothings in each other's ears.
But then again, its oddity pales next to courting rituals common in other parts of the globe.
Life's Little Mysteries has compiled a list of some of the strangest traditions that exist to help love take first flight.
#5 The Dai people of China practice an annual courtship ritual called "visiting girls." It starts out with young women sitting together around a bonfire and turning their spinning wheels.
A group of men draped in red blankets and playing musical instruments approaches them, and each man chooses a woman to serenade.With parental oversight, an adolescent boy and girl would stay the night together in the same bed, but tightly wrapped in separate blankets, sometimes with a "bundling board" placed between them.This setup permitted intimacy, but definitely not intercourse .#1 In rural Austria, it's not chocolate bon-bons that are the way to a lover's heart; it's apples soaked in armpit sweat.Young women do a ritual dance with apple slices lodged in their armpits.There’s a concern he might come across as too desperate, and because of stereotypes, believes being cold and unexpressive is sexy.