Afghan men are ruggedly handsome, kind and generous, and always interested in meeting new people as their country rebuilds. Afghanistan is both a Muslim and patriarchal society and, as with much of the Muslim world, the family is sacred with extremely close bonds within the family, which can consist of the members of several generations. There is a respect for elders, (male or female), a deep reverence for motherhood, an eagerness for children, and a righteous avoidance of divorce. Though Polygamy is permitted, it is no longer so widely practiced.
Afghanistan is a landlocked country in Central Asia. It is a multiethnic society and its historical status as a crossroads of the ancient world has contributed significantly to its diverse ethnic makeup. Pashto and Dari (Persian) are the official languages of Afghanistan and over 99% of the Afghan population is Muslim. It is a mountainous country with plains in the north and southwest. It has a continental climate with very harsh winters in the central highlands and hot summers in the low-lying areas.