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By the end of the day I would be asked by either my boss or friends if there would be a date soon. In the beginning you think you are royalty, but the best way to make sure you are safe is to use common sense.
In Turkey there are different social norms that you have to follow.
I had heard stories of getting lots of extra attention from men if you were naturally blonde or red-headed, but that seemed normal since those are very distinct foreign looks.
Nonetheless, I had a rude awakening about the characteristics of typical Turkish men within the first month I lived in Turkey.
Now in America and in the UK, jealousy is a green monster that most people have a strong distaste for.
Here in Turkey, if you are not jealous of whom your partner speaks to, looks at, or hangs out with, it is the equivalent of raising a small flag that states, “I don’t love him/her.” It also doesn’t matter how many times you try and explain the cultural difference—they won’t change their minds.
There have been instances where I have been walking around town and I ran into one of my students.
These are simply my experiences in my small city outside of Istanbul.
Furthermore, I thought that having tea or coffee with a new male friend would mean nothing because how could tea or coffee be anything but harmless?
Now, this type does not describe all Turkish men, because I have met some really great male friends while in Turkey.
Jealousy is part of their culture and a fact of life.
If you are dating a Turkish man or woman, there are no other men or women that exist anymore.