Coming to Ho Chi Minh City (formerly known as Saigon) will satisfy your historical and cultural enthusiast-selves. Ho Chi Minh is the melting point of different cultures and religions. The vibrant mix of the modern and past era are in the emerging skyscrapers built in between Buddhist and Hindu temples, war relics, street markets, and street food stalls.
Despite the Western influences, the Vietnamese continue to have high regard with their traditions, especially when it comes to dating. Up to now, they are expected to get married and build a family after graduation from the university. Due to globalization, it is typical there will be those who will choose to make their careers the top priority, and have a family at the bottom of their list.
Those who do not follow the norm, particularly women, often end up single until they reach their late 20's to early 30's, with their batchmates already married and with children. Despite this, their dating options are not that limited because of the influx of foreigners who are in the city either for business or leisure.
They say the eyes are the first to fall in love, and the foreigners in Ho Chi Minh may test right for this saying. Vietnamese women are gorgeous. Going past the physical appearance, the women are friendly, approachable and helpful. It is advisable for the man to approach the woman first as this is one of their traditions. The reason for this set-up is if the woman approaches first, she may come off as "easy."
Vietnamese women like making friends and meeting new people. From enjoying cheap beers and street food in Pham Ngu Lao Street to watching a concert in the Opera House, there are tons of activities and places to experience and to visit so you can have the time of your life in the city of Ho Chi Minh.
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