Yes, we're all sorta like that to some degree, but what's "too much" and is there a "cutoff", either when you first meet & talk, or later when you get to know each other better?
Most experienced mature people understand self-interest, and don't usually proclaim it/demand others bow down to them in all things..
It's amazing how much goodwill you can earn simply by making this small effort. In traditional Persian society, men and women do not socialize together or touch each other in greeting, and women are never alone in a room with a man who is not her husband.
Gestures of affection that are common among Westerners, such as hand-holding or sitting together on a sofa, may not be appropriate.
The simple truth is that like everyone else, Persians are adapting to modernity at their own pace and in their own way.
Just being aware of that fact should get you off to a good start.
Talk with your partner ahead of time about the boundaries of social interaction. If you are a Western man trying to get acquainted with a Persian woman, keep in mind that Westerners (and Americans in particular) are often perceived as insular, arrogant and overly aggressive in demeanor.
Show sensitivity by allowing your date to set the pace of conversation, and politely asking questions about aspects of her culture with which you are unfamiliar.
(Self-centered Persian men are sometimes ridiculed as “khastegars,” princely paramours who reflexively demand submission from their wives or girlfriends.) The point isn't to reinforce stereotypes, but to counteract them with a healthy awareness of your own cultural values and biases. In most Western countries, etiquette in the home is direct and unambiguous.
Images of Iran, the historic center of Persian culture, evoke a fascinating blend of tradition and independence, the civilizing influence of the past and the sophistication of the modern era.
If you are a newcomer to the Persian dating scene, you can feel more at home in this culture by learning some basic rules of Persian social behavior. Whoever you're dating no doubt speaks excellent English, but if you're going to venture out of your comfort zone–to pay a visit to Iran or to your partner's parents or grandparents in their home–you will want to know a few traditional phrases, such as “Salam aleykom” ("Greetings"), “Motashakkertam” ("Thank you") and “Khahesh mikonam” ("You're welcome").
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