Cambodian dating traditions
Due to years of French colonial rule, numerous French words have been incorporated into the language as well.
Regional differences are slight and normally mutually intelligible.Halfway into my drink I work up the nerve to ask Don if I can interview him about dating in Cambodia and he agrees albeit hesitantly. But, he says that it has changed a bit since when he was young. I ask if you can be gay in Cambodia and he says, “Oof, yeah, it’s really hard. It’s not…” He looks up, searching for a word, “polite.” He says it’s not widely accepted in Cambodia and that he’d even seen gay boys “smashed in the face” for being gay. ” Seizing the moment, and Don’s long wild hair in his hands the Drunk Frenchman informs me, “Hey! If you have read my previous article, 7 Reasons Why I Should Probably Marry a Cambodian Woman, you may think that I am well on my way to donning a pair of purple M. Hammer pants and walking down the aisle with a young Cambodian bride. After further consideration, I have realized that there are seven equally compelling reasons why I should NOT marry a Cambodian woman. Should he move to Cambodia, or should she move to his country? The type of work I do can’t easily be done in Cambodia. So if I lived in Cambodia, I would essentially be semi-retired and living off savings.At least in Cambodia she would have friends, family, and a whole life outside of interacting with me.
If I moved her to America, she would have none of these things. Well, there’s probably a bus stop within walking distance, but no one rides the bus in America except creepy bus people.Marriage is a very important institution for Cambodians.