Well, I know a country where that works Nick.
Just this week a memory came back to me.
One time a student from the filmacademi in Calcuta asked me, if it was true that in my country you can walk up to any woman in the street, and ask her if she wants to have sex with you.
A friend told me that in old India it is the girl who proposes to the man, selecting her man.
In Mahabharata princess Rukmini was supposed to be married away to someone she did not like, so she wrote a proposal to Krishna to save her, and he did and they got married.
There is also some circumstance, which I can't remember, when if a woman askes a man for a child he could not deny.
Old India, from some thousands of years away, had many funnt things going on.
There were 3 kinds of marriages. 1. by arrangement 2. by the man abducting the girl, and 3. by mutual agreement. The 3:rd is considered the least honorable. But there is no such things as honor killing the girl. That is insanity, not culture.
Another story, if I get this right, princess Kunti as a young girl had a mantra with which she could call any demigod to her room.
She wanted to try it, so she called upon the Sun god, Surya. He magically appeared in her room, and when she wanted him to disappear, she was just testing, he informed her that if a women calls a god he is obliged to give her a child. She got shocked, had not expected that. But Surya answered that she would appear chaste and untouched even after that. An immaculate conception. So she got pregnant with her first son Karna, which she put out in a basket down the river, so that her parents would figure it out, and although he was a prince he was brought up by a worker class charioteer. [those stories]
After that Kunti repeated it with other gods 3 times and got a total of 4 sons that way.
Their father, who had three wives, was cursed (may be he was impotent) that he could not mate with his wife.