Cambodia is a country known for its rich history. It is home to different temples and sites which are known for their intricate designs and a mix of Southeast Asian civilizations. Such sites include the Preah Vihear temple, Phnom Kulen, Angkor Thom, Banteay Srei, and the world's largest religious monument, Angkor Wat.
Considering their culture, Cambodia is one of the most conservative countries in Asia. Holding hands, kissing, and other forms of public display of affection (PDA) are rare to see. Families from the rural setting expect their children to marry in their teenage years while those living in the city is supposed to wed at the age of 25. Premarital sex is also being frowned upon in their culture and will always be the next talk of the town once people know.
Historically, some parents practice arranged marriages for their kids since the older generation sees marriage as merely a financial and economic arrangement. However, due to the rising number of tourists in the area and the exposure to Western cultural values, more and more teenagers in Cambodia are now opting to choose their spouses. Despite this, the role of the family in relationships is still very crucial.
Because of the conservative culture of the country, it is a usual behavior from the girls not to give their numbers in public, agree on a date with a guy they just met, and sleep with men on their first dates. It is because most single girls still live with their parents and they do not want to embarrass their respective families.
However, once Cambodian girls become comfortable with the people they date, men will find it hard to sustain deep conversations with them. That's because deep inside, they are bubbly people. They make sure the one they're talking to is enjoying their time together since it’s their number one priority.
Pumped up in dating Cambodians? In pursuing them, always remember families are their critical point for acceptance and the center of their decisions. Once their families deem you as someone fit for their child, every aspect of the relationship will follow.
Cambodian Women tend to be a bit shy on approach, but are warm and friendly once they get to know you and feel comfortable. With a myriad of discos in Phnom Penh, foreigners have ample opportunities to mingle with Cambodian men and women and strut their stuff out on the dance floor.