In general, even in larger, less conservative cities, dating is a serious enterprise, and there isn’t a lot of casual dating going on.
Oddly, an “I love you” comes quite early on - and it’s followed by romantic gestures to prove the strength of your love.
That could be flowers, gifts or big romantic gestures.
The groom must ask for the bride’s hand in marriage, while the bride should make a perfect cup of coffee.
Once the agreement is reached the bride’s family throws an engagement party, where the lovebirds exchange engagement rings.
On the morning of the official ceremony, the groom and his groomsmen put the Turkish flag in front of the soon-to-be marital Turkish villa, accompanied by drumming and pipes.
In the afternoon, the groom’s family pick the bride up in a convoy of cars decked out by flowers and streamers.
Generally, Turkish tradition dictates that the groom’s family will search for a suitable wife, starting with their family and friendship circles.