Culture plays a large role in determining how marriage is valued and viewed. Societal norms, values, beliefs, and traditions can all shape the attitudes of individuals towards marriage. While cultures may vary widely in terms of their norms around marriage, there are some common threads that can be found across many societies.
For instance, many cultures place a high value on family and community ties – leading to an emphasis on long-term relationships rather than short-term flings or casual encounters with no commitment involved. In addition, financial security is often seen as essential for couples before they make the decision to tie the knot; this often means that couples will wait until they have established themselves financially before they agree to marry. Relationships between men and women are also shaped by cultural expectations surrounding gender roles; while there may be variations in how men and women approach relationships depending on where you look, traditional views of what it means to “be” a man or woman often determine how couples interact within their relationship dynamics.