After the match has been proposed, the prospective partners meet a number of times to gain a sense of whether they are right for one another.
The number of dates prior to announcing an engagement may vary by community. In stricter communities, the couple may decide a few days after originally meeting with each other.
Since the late nineteenth century, both the northern and southern regions have been mainly populated by people coming from the central region, helping to strengthen the country's cultural homogeneity.
In strictly Orthodox Jewish circles, dating is limited to the search for a marriage partner.
Both sides (usually the singles themselves, parents, close relatives or friends of the persons involved) make inquiries about the prospective partner, e.g.
Spain's perimeter is mountainous, the mountains generally rising from relatively narrow coastal plains.
The country's interior, while transected by various mountain ranges, is high plateau, or meseta, generally divided into the northern and southern mesetas.
An Islamic wedding procession in Egypt leads the bride to the home of the groom.