Albanians are very old fashioned and traditional; they place an emphasis on family and everything they do revolves around it. The men are hospitable and generous, but keep in mind that most of them are of Muslim heritage. Due to this there are still many rules concerning the dating scene. Most Albanian families are very traditional about a man and woman being engaged before they can spend any time together alone. An interesting fact is that Albanians nod their heads up and down to mean "no", and shake their heads left to right to indicate "yes". Though still a developing country emerging from the throes of decades of communist totalitarian rule, the country is making great strides and its populace is becoming more modern over time.
The Republic of Albania is a country in Southeastern Europe. It has a coast on the Adriatic Sea to the west and on the Ionian Sea to the southwest. Albania constitutionally is a secular country and, as such, is neutral in the questions of belief, but the most common religion practiced in Albania is Islam, followed by Christianity. It has a rugged, craggy, and mountainous inland, while on its shores lies the very fertile and verdant Adriatic coast. The coastal climate is typically Mediterranean, with hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters. The mountainous interior, especially in the north, has severe winters.