Presents are exchanged, and in rural areas, a young man may have to vow to serve his new father-in-law for a while. It starts at the bride's home followed by a religious ceremony and exchange of ritual gifts.The garments worn are covered with jewellery as a mark of respect to the parents of bride and groom, and all the couple's relatives and friends are present.In the 3 years I have lived in Cambodia, I know two young Khmer women who met their husbands this way.
I have always thought an online dating site for Cambodians would work well.
Cambodians have a strange (to a foreigner, anyway) way of getting to know the opposite sex: wrong numbers.
Sometimes, the caller does not even pretend to be calling a wrong number.
He comes right out and say it: "Srey Sa-at ["pretty girl"] blah blah blah..." I know because I have had to deal with such calls myself.
They end up chatting; they guy calls regularly, sometimes a few times a day; they meet up finally and end up married.