The village where hairstyles are a dating code - BBC News

  • Published on Jun 11, 2019
  • In Yay Pote Gyi, a remote village in central Myanmar, you see residents with different hairstyles.
    It's a tradition they have kept for more than 200 years.
    The hairstyles signal age and whether they are married or ready to date.
    But the women say people sometimes laugh at their unique hairstyles when they go out of town. As the village opens up to new visitors will they break with tradition?
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Comments • 172

  • Attacker
    Attacker 8 days ago

    Now I know why god has given us girls more hair then men.... omg so FANTASTIC video

  • Dean J
    Dean J 21 day ago

    lol what a simple though clever way

  • Petty Princess
    Petty Princess 23 days ago

    My hair grows so darn slow id b married but dudes would b thinkin im single 😂

  • I breathe Napalm
    I breathe Napalm 24 days ago

    "Hot singles are *not* in your area"

  • K. Ganesan Ganesan
    K. Ganesan Ganesan 26 days ago

    Your hair style is your life style.

  • ItzYoGyalCuTiE
    ItzYoGyalCuTiE 27 days ago +13

    *24 but looking 14-16* wow, they look very young but very beautiful people!💖

  • Jimi MaGee
    Jimi MaGee 29 days ago +5

    Its the patches on her cheeks that have all my attention never mind the hair Lol

    • Introvert Girl_ in love
      Introvert Girl_ in love 26 days ago

      That's sandal wood powder! It's good for the skin and apparently a culture thing for them

    • Shu Ah
      Shu Ah 27 days ago

      It’s called thanaka. I went to Myanmar last year and most of the women had that on their faces, even those living in the cities. I tried it out of curiosity and it was cooling.

  • Happy Hippos
    Happy Hippos 29 days ago +2

    I also hope that this tradition continues to stay alive:)

  • Bike feeder Boom
    Bike feeder Boom Month ago

    Wtf do you do in North Korea, all the hair doos are the same 😒

  • last chance
    last chance Month ago

    nice do the mens have a hair style too

  • William Moore
    William Moore Month ago

    Very interesting 🤗🤔

  • Alaa H
    Alaa H Month ago

    At least they don't kill, torture and burn alive people like their government does!!

  • roccomole anti sjw feminazi

    BBC left wing filth

  • Karl Swaringim
    Karl Swaringim Month ago

    I believe that clears up a lot of bullshit for people..

  • I eat lefties 4 breakfast

    What a fascinating load of crap.

  • lee brown
    lee brown Month ago

    Watch out the BBC are now supporting acid attacks on people so best keep the news to hair. Oh and they probably want to replace everyone in your village with Africans otherwise it's racist if it doesn't happen

  • j c
    j c Month ago

    Who the fuck let the BBC around kids again

  • Blackgvds
    Blackgvds Month ago

    Been like this in Africa

  • H R
    H R Month ago

    Love this!

  • Moun Bakko
    Moun Bakko Month ago +1

    ... now, here is an example of the corrupting influence of globalization on the simple and effective etiquettes of a society... a loss.

  • Catt Catt
    Catt Catt Month ago +3

    thanks for something precious and made me smile today

  • Mat Broomfield
    Mat Broomfield Month ago

    Yes, get rid of all the individuality, turn yourselves into clones. That'll make you more attractive.

  • CL
    CL Month ago +15

    Is there hair style for divorced women, they become single again and if they want to date.

  • Yaamin Mohmmed
    Yaamin Mohmmed Month ago

    Loyal people

  • Tineke Williams
    Tineke Williams Month ago +2

    It's like going back 150 years!

  • إسراء بيوتي


  • Asif Ali
    Asif Ali Month ago +5

    What is the hair style of men?

  • Benjamin Ambatt
    Benjamin Ambatt Month ago +18

    I love this. Keep you tradition.

  • rainy luv
    rainy luv Month ago

    they look happy after kicking out rohingyas

    • P P
      P P 27 days ago

      ass ass in shit shit out

  • Jeffery Rowan
    Jeffery Rowan Month ago

    I wear my hair like this because I have no place in my society other than as a possession.

  • cary bary
    cary bary Month ago

    How many pensioner’s tv licenses did it take to make this video?


    Very beautifull people ! Maby we will sent them some algerians marroccians Tunisians Turks Persians Iraquis for multiculturalism and diversity

  • arquilli1
    arquilli1 Month ago +1

    Wait...tradition? Gender norms? Why isn’t the left wing media attacking these people? If they’re contributing to the patriarchy then why aren’t you doing something??? There’s no difference between men and women other than an “inner sense” so by definition, what’s playing out here are purely social constructs that are bad and only serve the patriarchy.
    It’s ridiculous to me how the left brutally shames people in Western culture for upholding their traditions but everyone else in the world is miraculously exempt.

  • ChinDraws
    ChinDraws Month ago +76

    "Hey baby "
    "I have a boyfriend "
    "No u don't "

  • Goldfinga Sliverfinga
    Goldfinga Sliverfinga Month ago +2

    BBC again Brain washing ppl with fake news .. Gangstalkingg

  • Darkages
    Darkages Month ago

    They need more immigration and to become more diverse.

    • Darkages
      Darkages 14 days ago

      @aditya nawani And the Bantu colonized South Africa, the Jews did to Palestine the Moors etc etc. I have no responsibility for the actions of my ancestors. Don't point fingers at me.

    • aditya nawani
      aditya nawani 14 days ago

      Your ancestors did.

    • Darkages
      Darkages 14 days ago

      @aditya nawani Don't be silly how could I have done that? For starters I'm way to young and I'm not anywhere near rich enough.

    • aditya nawani
      aditya nawani 15 days ago

      Well they did not come to colonize your soil.
      You did and now they are doing!😊😊😊

    • Darkages
      Darkages 15 days ago

      @aditya nawani I could be more like London if we helped them.

    ALEX CHUAN Month ago +3


  • cheryl taylor
    cheryl taylor Month ago

    SCRAP the BBC.....Then People Can Have the FREE Television Channel's

  • DeepKamal Jha
    DeepKamal Jha Month ago +1


  • Nasi Angus
    Nasi Angus Month ago


  • Aya Sakura Hana
    Aya Sakura Hana Month ago

    what if your hair is down?My hair for the most part is always down.

    • Aya Sakura Hana
      Aya Sakura Hana Month ago +1

      @ChinDraws Thank you, I wish they explained more in depth.

    • ChinDraws
      ChinDraws Month ago

      Boyfriend, not traditional, widow, Idk man

  • Xenia Rivera
    Xenia Rivera Month ago

    This is Awesome!

  • Claudia Claudia
    Claudia Claudia Month ago

    Makes life alot easier..

  • C Mc
    C Mc Month ago +9


      SPAM THE BAND 23 days ago +1

      So glad Australia abolished that nonsense back in the early 70s. Kinda ironic we get to watch BBC content for free though :P

  • Faataatia Tupuola,Jr
    Faataatia Tupuola,Jr Month ago +30

    This is So Cool😎 Much Love from San Diego, Ca😎

    • Kermit
      Kermit 26 days ago +1

      Faataatia Tupuola,Jr Thank you for your support!

  • iSuRRendeReDuK
    iSuRRendeReDuK Month ago

    Why not do an under cover op on Capita and their practices.
    Watchdog could investigate ,just a thought

  • populist revolt
    populist revolt Month ago +6

    Why won't you do a segment on the BBC targeting over 75's to pay money to BBC?
    Scum of the earth that's what the BBC is

    • populist revolt
      populist revolt Month ago

      @Dan Kortebein
      Yeah I just found out, so what is your view on this scum targeting old people with Alzheimer's?
      Do you think that is right?

    • Dan Kortebein
      Dan Kortebein Month ago +1

      BBC did on Newsnight. In fact the President of the BBC was interviewed here is the proof JACKASS.

  • chenny chen chenny
    chenny chen chenny Month ago

    Budaya orang aneh...

  • Plazas Security
    Plazas Security Month ago +3

    They need to watch some makeup tutorials.

  • Jon Snow
    Jon Snow Month ago

    What is your problem with brits...They keep their culture and tradition unlike you western shit destroyed your european culture.

  • S̝E̝N̝A̝T̝O̝R̝ A̝G̝R̝A̝P̝A̝

    But in UK women who doesn't use underwear means time for dating... most ridiculous..

    • JoesJamesJungg SeaCeeZe
      JoesJamesJungg SeaCeeZe Month ago

      No, they are wearing made in China underwear.. Brits women got a big crush on China's dollar 2 underwear and napkins...

    • CL
      CL Month ago

      Are you serious ? No underwear ?
      Eeww. No, you're kidding

  • Amazing Creation
    Amazing Creation Month ago +47

    Would make approaching women a whole lot easier!!!

    • Moe Moe Naing
      Moe Moe Naing Month ago +1

      Yeah, it could be one of the cons from this tradition.

  • Brian Cullen
    Brian Cullen Month ago +9

    Lovely accents, it's clearly more pleasant and relaxed sounding than other well known accents.

    • CL
      CL Month ago

      It sounds like chinese.

    • Tineke Williams
      Tineke Williams Month ago +1

      You are deaf, it's a horrible sound

  • fifi
    fifi Month ago +10

    What if you're single but don't want to date? 😳

    • Karl Pilkington
      Karl Pilkington Month ago +2

      What if one day she decides she wants to date. So all of a sudden people think she’s split with her partner? Awkward.

    • fifi
      fifi Month ago +2

      @Peggy Cummins: Yeah, I guess it could work if the village people don't roast you at the pit after doing that.

    • Peggy Cummins
      Peggy Cummins Month ago +7

      Put your hair in a married lady's bun. ?

  • Vijay rajan
    Vijay rajan Month ago

    It's is a traditional of them wat to do but something interesting to see them respect of culture.wat about a men hairstyle😁😁😁 👍👍👍🕺🇮🇳

  • RudebwoyJames Jah Eye

    Oh wow

  • Sheeple are Lame
    Sheeple are Lame Month ago +1

    Good for them. Now report on & expose the Royal family, UK establiment & media child grooming & child killing crimes

  • ilovepork and chicken
    ilovepork and chicken Month ago +24

    They dont show it here, but when a dude done a mohawk in this village, it is to let everyone knows that he has a big d*ck

  • Vinson
    Vinson Month ago +163

    Screw the outside world..
    Keep your traditions and hairstyles.

  • treblematic
    treblematic Month ago


  • Nana Finn
    Nana Finn Month ago +80

    People on tinder should apply this code instead of posing with protruding butt

  • Light Seeker
    Light Seeker Month ago

    That is what Myanmar need now a good publicity especially after slaughtering tens of thousands of Muslims!! What kind of decadent immoral world are we living in?

  • Happy Hiker
    Happy Hiker Month ago

    You wont tell them will U:( bbc
    no real journalist anymore in my opinion just dirty secrets 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿☘☘☘🇺🇸

  • Adrian Rojas
    Adrian Rojas Month ago

    Does rape happen in that village ??

  • Shubham Panwar
    Shubham Panwar Month ago +3

    Very fascinating cuture.

  • Diogo F
    Diogo F Month ago +2

    Good technique to avoid sexual harassment

    • Kamran Bashir
      Kamran Bashir Month ago +2

      The one and only thing that avoids sexual harassment is men knowing how to behave.

  • Aflax Cc
    Aflax Cc Month ago

    Instead of talking about marriage & nonsense what about innocent people that suffering from killing, Rape &pure Robbery by there men!!! ?????

  • Rubber Dub
    Rubber Dub Month ago +1

    BBC now targeting pensioners , the depths of this evil corporation knows no Bound's to its level of depravity and corruption ..don't fund the evil known as BBC free your mind's from propaganda...

  • susie chiesa
    susie chiesa Month ago

    Most beautiful kiss myanmar girl lady are is 😃😃😄😄😘😍😍😍😊😉😉😁

  • Raymond Payette
    Raymond Payette Month ago

    It is true but not reconized in the Western society where long hair or poney tails are a signal for available women....