Gift giving rules dating
The most expensive/highest value gift should be given to the person of highest rank with colleague of equal rank receiving a gift of similar value.Gifts have long been seen as a means of influencing (aka bribing) decision makers.However, the intent of the gift at the first business meeting is to set the foundation for the relationship and are often reciprocal.The gift is presented to the recipient with both hands as are most items handed over by or to a Korean – even in the office or at a shop.At weddings, there is a table placed at the entrance where each guest is greeted and his gift accepted and even recorded for either the groom’s or the bride’s side.However, many Westerners feel uncomfortable with this custom and even, many Koreans feel more comfortable buying household items such as electrical appliance, glasses, crystal, etc.When visiting the home of a Korean family, a small gift for pre-school children, if there are any in the home, and one for the most elderly person, a grandparent for instance, would also be considered courteous.Business gifts are still common in Korean society and are often presented at the first meeting.
The proper gift brought by Koreans to any family occasion is money.Early As in, 'don't bother being on time'. Fidanzato literally means “betrothed”, so when your Italian boyfriend or girlfriend starts referring to you as their findanzato/a it's a sign that things are getting serious.Punctuality is obviously appreciated, but it's perfectly normal for Italians to turn up ten to 15 minutes late for a date. Be warned - the turning point is normally when you go to dinner at their parents' house.Traditional Korean gifts for a family that has just moved into a new house are candles and a large box of matches and/or laundry detergent.
This practice continues today, regardless of the wealth of the recipient.The negative side of this is that, while you may also be a genius in the kitchen, your Italian partner might kick you out.