Dating customs in cambodia
Especially in Cambodia itself, it is rather rare to find a mixed marriage between a Western woman and a Khmer man. The cases I have come across are always of the arranged nature, that is, U. Cambodians hire somebody to marry one of their kin back in Cambodia, thus enabling them to immigrate to the U. Although there were some crackdowns by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), according to my knowledge the practice goes on unabated.
But supposedly real love unions do indeed appear to happen.
The woman is there to take care of her husband, to bear him children, to raise the children, and manage the household.
But people can’t wipe out their cultural background that is more or less 180° diametrically opposed to the one they have chosen to live in. It shouldn’t be too surprising that the man expects the wife to bend to his way.
Once a baby is there, the woman always runs the risk of the man looking for his physical needs elsewhere, as short-lived as it may be. Making ends meet is hard, and who is the breadwinner anyway?
Nevertheless, if a Western woman does fall in love with a Khmer man, the question is whether she realized what the nature and character of Cambodian men are.
Even among the very young men, girls hold a lower social position than boys do.