6 memories of growing up as a Romany Gypsy

In 'Gypsy Boy,' writer Mikey Walsh recalls growing up as part of England's Romany Gypsy community.

6. Dating in the Romany world follows strict rules

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Walsh writes that Romany Gypsy girls are supposed to get married between the ages of 16 and 18, and that many Romany Gypsy men look for a wife who hasn't been even kissed by another man beforehand. According to Walsh, a girl shouldn't have more than four boyfriends before getting married, and if a boy asks a girl out, she should refuse at least twice before finally saying yes.

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