Dating and marriage customs in england
Traditionally, marriages for Roma have occurred early, after age nine but usually before age fourteen.
Gajikane influence has undermined this tradition in many countries.
Roma expect females to be virgins when they marry and to remain faithful to their husbands until death.
The potential for defilement is greatly heightened at marriage because Roma perceive it as the end of a woman's innocence.
Marriage signifies a change in position of the married couple in Roma society as full and productive members of the community. The customs and rituals for engagements and marriages described here are traditional and vary for the many Roma tribes around the world.
Engagements In spite of myths of Roma immorality, most Roma follow strict rules of sexual behavior.
Engagements and marriages are great and joyous events for the Roma, signifying the extension and continuation of the family.
In the case of a mixed marriage, many tribes consider the children Roma only if the father is Roma.The first step in contemplating marriage is the selection of the bride.