Dating rules in afghanistan
They will show you a picture of their children (if they have one) but will never have a picture of their wife to show.
It is a cultural taboo for others to see a picture of the wife and especially for another Afghan man to see the wife.
I mention this because there are common jokes in Afghanistan with particular reference to some ethnic group, especially to minorities. For example, jokes that might offend women include ones which have any sexual topic or material in it.
First of all, Afghanistan is a complex country with different cultures depending on where in Afghanistan you are from.
Instead, they will bring their right hands to their chest to reply to your handshake.
So, it will always be safe to start with you touching your chest as a way to start greeting and then once you know the Afghan female that you are meeting, then decide on individual basis.
It is safe to talk about their kids in general, but no personal questions should be asked, especially about female members of the family.
Much of the population is illiterate and uneducated.Afghans are very interested in comparing cultures and are always interested to hear a visitor’s opinion and views of Afghanistan.They prefer not to discuss the war unless you know them well.The best topic to discuss is asking Afghans about their lives, taking care to not raise any expectations unnecessarily.As the economic situation of the people is extremely bad, sometimes asking about how they do will be interpreted as you trying to offer some help.