In This Tribe, Dating And Makeup Are Very, Very Different

What a fascinating ritual.

In the southern Sahara of Niger, a very special festival takes place each year.

Named The Festival of Gerewol, a group of men from the Wodaabe Fula tribe participate by getting dressed in makeup and traditional face paint to dance and sing as a courtship for their women.

According to BBC, the ritual does not have to end in a wedding. Sometimes it is just a means to a date. 

"They open their eyes as wide as they can and make their teeth as white as they can, and the women come out and choose the most attractive men," Dan Damon explains in the video above.

This seems like a switch from western culture, where often it is women who are more focused on their appearance and makeup.

Check out the video above, and thanks to BBC for this contribution!

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