Having a relationship with someone is important in all cultures, however the process of dating is different according to countries.
Here, it is not the boys who often make the first step of asking girls to go on a date with them, rather the girls take this part and they also take the responsibility of paying for the date.
The most common dating places preferred by couples are dinner parties, barbecues, or the beach. In Finland for example, groups as large as thirty teens take part in an event together, such as going to the movies.
Slumber parties are preferred by the young living in Italy, as well as Switzerland.
At such parties, teens gather at someones home and remain over night after the party has come to an end.
Many Spanish teens join groups or clubs that bring people together connected by common interests, be it camping or cycling.
The dating part however is done one-to-one, both sides asking each other out and splitting the expenses associated with a particular evening.
Russians are very fond of dancing places, most dates taking place at dance parties, balls or at clubs where the young ones have meals and chat in groups.
In small towns of Russia, teens get together in certain areas downtown, such as around fountains.
A particular dating custom is set in Kiev, where women do not like to shake hands for they perceive it as a rather unfeminine gesture.
This is strongly connected to the fact that women do not hold hands with men when being on a date, but instead they hold onto their arms.
In the United Kingdom, teens do rarely have the courage to ask someone on a date by themselves, so such interactions usually take place in groups, where people are being supported by their friends into making this gesture or they rely on alcohol to acquire the confidence to admit they like someone.