Dating rituals around world
Night hunting continues to be observed today, especially by the eastern folks of Bhutan.
To combat this, DNA testing and several laws were put into place to afford women protection.
Before Beyoncé was telling us to put a ring on it and greeting cards were expressing our feelings for us, young lovers were vying for each other’s attention with strange and fascinating courtship rituals.
For the men of Bhutan, this tradition has been ingrained in their culture for the longest time—a form of courtship known as “night hunting.” Formally known as “bomena,” night hunting started in the eastern rural areas of Bhutan, and involved a man who would sneak up into a girl’s room and spend the night there.
An exchange of pictures between the candidates and their families also occurs.