Dating vietnamese guys
Though Confucian tradition permits the husband to take lesser wives (theoretically to be chosen for him by the first wife), economic realities (and relatively innocuous modern laws) would force him to be content with one at a time.
O’Harrow (1995) reports also that to give a woman a piece of fine jewelry in Vietnamese tradition is to help confirm her independence as a human being, and for a mother to hand over a piece of her jewelry to her daughter is a universally understood gesture, for which the subtext is "may this protect you from misery." Nowadays, divorce is increasingly easy to obtain.
In the old days the bride was usually several years older than the groom.The reasoning went that an older woman was stronger and more able to perform farming chores.An ugly woman who could work was often considered a better catch than a beautiful one who couldn't work.So, within a family you will see different last names.But the children will carry the father's last name.