(Sounds a little heavy on the pheromones if you ask us.) #2 Among the Kreung tribe in a remote region of Cambodia, parents build a "love hut" for their daughter when she reaches her mid-teens.Different boys spend the night in the hut with the girl sometimes more than one in the same night until she finds the one she wants to marry."The question seems rather strange when you think about it.But then again, its oddity pales next to courting rituals common in other parts of the globe.In this country, if you're harboring a secret crush, Valentine's Day is when to let it be known.Each year on that day, many quivering hands have offered chocolates and flowers, and many a racing heart has skipped a beat at the words, "Will you be my Valentine?#4 "Bundling" was once a common courting practice in northwestern Europe and Colonial America.
#1 In rural Austria, it's not chocolate bon-bons that are the way to a lover's heart; it's apples soaked in armpit sweat.
A group of men draped in red blankets and playing musical instruments approaches them, and each man chooses a woman to serenade.
If the woman of his choice likes him back, she'll take out a small stool from under her skirt and invite him to sit on it.
Young women do a ritual dance with apple slices lodged in their armpits.
After the dance, each gives her slice to the man of her choice, and he then eats it.