”But across Germany, hostility to asylum seekers has been on the rise since groups of foreigners -- mostly young men from northern Africa -- robbed and groped dozens of women on New Year’s Eve in Cologne.Most of the hostility targets young male asylum-seekers from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, who make up the majority of the migrants reshaping Germany.In Germany, the couple has to give a six-week notice to the city of their intended marriage.
'Then there is time to think about it and that is just not good for anybody, so it is just like pick it up, get the card out, [and] put it down.' 'Okay, that makes sense,' she says. Different opinions: Mahmoud from Eygpt (center) insists that the man should pay, while Amanda and Annelie from Sweden say they prefer to pay because they don't want to feel like they 'owe' their dates something First dates: Yara from Jordan says guys usually pay because there is 'more focus on gender norms' in her country.The civil ceremony takes place one week or one day before the church ceremony, and only the couples closest family members and friends in attendance.The ceremony is usually followed by a dinner (German Wedding Traditions, Part 2 2004 & Marriage 2005).Some group dating occurs in the late teen years, but dating in couples is almost strictly reserved for courtship.Common-law marriage is not uncommon and is widely accepted, except in the upper class. The father is the undisputed head of the family, while the mother spends most of her time directing and performing household duties. Normally, Wenzel’s students are shy, wealthy German men. He decided to volunteer his skills to help Germany as it struggles to integrate more than 1 million refugees who have arrived over the past two years, most of them from war-torn Muslim countries with vastly different relations between the sexes.“Finding a relationship is the best way to integrate, and that’s why I’m giving these classes,” Wenzel said.