148 Oceania edit Australia edit In Australia, men typically ask out women for dates by text messaging. 123 Pakistan edit Marriages and courtship in Pakistan are influenced by traditional cultural practices similar to those elsewhere in the Indian subcontinent as well as Muslim norms and manners. Love marriages are those in which the individuals have chosen a partner whom they like by their own choice prior to marriage, and usually occur with the consent of parents and family. 22 Psychologist Lindsay Shaw Taylor found that even though people said they'd be willing to date someone of a different race, that people tend to choose dates similar to themselves. Ron Louis; David Copeland (2009). "Life Goes on a Date Arranged by Statistics". Many events are aimed at singles of particular affiliations, interest, or religions. 77 Women have high standards for men they seek, but also worry that their academic credentials may "scare away more traditional Chinese men." 77 It is difficult finding places to have privacy, since many dormitory rooms have eight or more pupils in one suite. The Wall Street Journal.