Jordanian men come from a conservative society where respect of tradition and family are the most important values. Their culture is not as individualistic as many Western countries, as they focus more on the well being of the extended family above all else. Jordanian men are honest, decent, friendly, gentle, and hospitable. They are taught from youth to be helpful to other people and to do good and charitable things, because it is believed that such things will be rewarded in the next life. Their culture is based on the values of Islam, so be prepared that the man is usually considered as the head of the family, while woman are responsible for domestic duties. Despite this, women in Jordan enjoy considerable freedom when compared with many other countries in the region.
Jordan, officially the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, is located in western Asia, on the East Bank of the Jordan River, extending into the historic region of Palestine. Official language is Arabic though English is widely spoken as well. Islam is the official and most dominant religion. Arid hills and mountains make up most of the country and it has a small coastline on the Red Sea. The climate in Jordan is dry in summer with an average temperature in the mid 30 °C (86 °F) and is relatively cool in winter averaging around 13 °C (55 °F).