You are commenting using your Facebook account. Twitter Facebook. Not only can you not kiss your date in public, but many malls and public spaces have signs prohibiting hand-holding! By Dana Hourany. Dating in the Middle East, with the wild mashup of traditions, cultures, and religions, creates a whole new set of challenges. But she refuses anything more intimate than holding hands.
Whether you're a seasoned single, returning to the field, or looking to try dates in this region, these observations will help you navigate MENA match-ups. The show set these personal views in a biblical context: Those who do not follow the norm of how singles are supposed to act lose their status quickly, and they and their family are looked down upon. The interaction between single Arabs, male and female, really depends on the situation. I wish everybody would hear what you are saying. The culture protects women with a high standard for modesty, as explained in the book Understanding Arabs. By keeping relations secret, young adults cannot share their experience and be advised by their parents.
No doubt viewers will have some interesting thoughts on that episode as well.
LOVE AND DATING IN THE ARAB WORLD
Producer Maggie Morgan says: But I think the issue here is exaggerated. All rights reserved. Create a free website or blog at WordPress. Arabs believe that the future couple should be financially stable before getting married. What if they make a mistake?
Dating: Does it break the rules?
Before dating, I must know the consequences so I can judge if the relationship is going in the right direction or not. Alia explained that she raised all of her children with the same principles, but as they grow older, she accepts what her sons do because she cannot control their actions. He felt if young people brought a boy or girl home it would be a great way for parents to get to know them and give advice. Viewers were invited to call in, and parent callers were the most concerned: Notify me of new comments via email. He felt having healthy, non-sexual friendships would give his children the ability to make a good choice at the right time. But here, it shows the feelings of an honest Muslim and his personal feelings.