Dating and marriage in america
Muslim singles know well how hard it can be to find a partner in the US, let alone one you wish to marry and settle down with!
Among Japanese teenagers the most basic way of starting to date someone is by giving them a “kokuhaku” or love confession.
For social scientists, studies of courtship usually look at the process of "mate selection." (Social scientists, among whom I number myself from time to time, will never be accused of being romantics.) For the purpose of this article the , prior to the early 20th century, courtship involved one man and one woman spending intentional time together to get to know each other with the expressed purpose of evaluating the other as a potential husband or wife.
The man and the woman usually were members of the same community, and the courting usually was done in the woman's home in the presence (and under the watchful eye) of her family, most often Mom and brothers.
Of course, every individual relationship is different.
The most generic and straightforward answer is that your relationship with the Western person is going to be more casual.