Gypsy dating rituals
The life of a nomad does not lend to traditional education, so Traveller children in general are not taught any higher education than their parents are capable of teaching to them.
Traveller girls are meant to be “protected” from Traveller boys, so they are removed from any education setting around the age of puberty.
Many Gypsy women make their impressions on their mates the first time that they see them, which is partly why they pay so much attention to the way they are presented.
TLC’s hit show “My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding” created a stir among viewers, due to the crazy, outlandish brides that graced the show.
Chastity is no longer something that most people admire.
Most women have done it by the time they get married, and have had multiple partners.
They were loud, they were demanding and their dresses were outrageous.
Roma Gypsies hail original from northern India but entered Europe sometime between the eighth and ten centuries.We picture her next to a wagon, perhaps, for everyone knows that gypsies are travellers, right? This is completely false and leads to a lot of incorrect generalizations.The stereotype of a gypsy man is far worse; he steals things. There are actually two main types of Gypsies—Roma Gypsies and Irish Travellers.Young girls are expected to marry between the ages of 16 and 18, although some Roma are now saying that only 18 is an acceptable age. These marriages are generally arranged by the boy’s family, who look for a strong Roma girl to join their family.Tradition holds that a girl should have no more than four boyfriends beforehand, and she is encouraged to turn down suitors multiple times before eventually giving her OK. As with many close-knit religions and groups, it is very important that Romani marry other Romani.