Tribal dating rituals
She had the option of coming outside, which indicated her interest in him or stay inside.If the woman didn't come out the man left and was forced to find another woman.Other tribes used a system where the interested man left deer meat or another type of meat at the woman's house.If she was interested, she used the meat to cook for him and if not, she left the food sitting outside.There was also a lack of private time for the young couple as tradition required a chaperon.The belief was that girls must stay clean and pure, less they anger the Great Spirit and if they weren't given the chance to be alone, they wouldn't have the chance to lose their chastity.Cultures in Eastern African as well as the southern parts of the continent that share similar languages will sometimes have some marriage rituals in common.Following is a quick run-down of some wedding rituals that are practiced across the continent.
The official of which ones will become his wives will be made later on in the year… (Yes, this is very generalized but a lot of the African wedding rituals in this region follow this tradition) The groom-to-be first declares his intentions to his father, grandfather, or uncle who then, if he is in agreement, meets with the father of the “intended” bride-to-be.
No matter how the wedding union ceremony is performed however, they are always filled with lots of symbolism and deep with meaning.
Depending on what part of the continent you’re on, no two African wedding rituals are exactly identical… African marriage rituals can have some similarities from region to region.
The person may have met someone on their own, but their father had final say over the relationship.
Some tribes, particularly the Sioux used a process of gift giving by the male.