Your Culture Dictates How You Love

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If you lived during the Heian period in Japan (794 to 1185), you would find life somewhat familiar but also pretty odd when compared to the time and place you live now.

To get into a long-term relationship, there is the opinion of a matchmaker, your family and your potential partner’s family to consider. You had to write poems (or have someone very good at writing and calligraphy do it for you), prepare…