Dating and marriage custions
Turkish wedding traditions also include some marriages where husband and wife are determined after they are born, and there are some marriages still where a sister-in-law may step in as wife for a sister who is deceased.
Traditionally, marriages lasted 40 days and 40 nights, but have been reduced in most cases to 3 regardless of the religion or culture.
Traditional Turkish wedding rings consist of four, six, eight or twelve interlocking rings that require a mechanical puzzle to put together.
This may account for the 18 percent divorce rate in Spain, much lower than that of other Western countries. If the woman shows interest too soon, she may scare the man away.
A game of refusal and pursuit typically takes place among both parties before a date even occurs.
The purpose for these rings is that if a spouse cheats, they must take off the ring and the ring must be reassembled in order for the wearer to put it back on.
More contemporary puzzle rings have three, five or seven interlocking rings.