) it would be interesting for the students as well as my teacher with dissimilar background to know that how Iranians start dating, falling in love, and getting married. The way people start dating in Iran is highly dependent on the family they were born.Generally, we have two extreme categories for Iranian families.

Also, another custom that families talk about in ‘khastegari’ called as ‘Mehrieh’. After this meeting, if the families especially the boy and girl want to know each other more, a period starts we called ‘Namzadi’.

‘Mehrieh’ is an amount of money, usually a big money more than $100000 that if the couple divorced, the guy should give to his wife. In this period, the couple is officially in the relationship and try to know more each other.

In this period the couple either falls in love with each other and decides to get married or understands they cannot get along with each other and break up.

Having this attitude in mind, a probable question coming to mind is that so how boys and girls in religions families meet each other for the first time while they should not have any relationships before marriage?

To answer this question I should explain a custom which we called ‘Khastegari’.

‘Khastegari’ is a custom in which families of both girl and boy come to meet each other for the first time with or without knowing each other before and this time could be the first time the the boy and the girl meet each other.

In this meeting, families as well as the boy and the girl talk to each for about 4-5 hours to get to know each other.

Marriage is one of the most important issues that happens for most of the people in the world and probably is the most important one!

Based on differences in cultures, histories, religions, societies and so on, the ways people start dating, fall in love, and marry differ in the countries all over the world.

Also, the ways people celebrate marriage ceremonies are dissimilar in the countries based on those differences.

Being in an English learning for international students class, I think (hope!