In Western Society, single men and women, whether attracted to each other or not, will interact pretty freely, of course with a personal bubble and a good amount of respect. When a young person decides to get married, the following steps often take place:. The interaction between single Arabs, male and female, really depends on the situation. Try Match. That is why these marriages often prove very successful in the long-term. A girl, Shaymaa, 20, is in love with Ashraf, her boyfriend of 18 months.
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Arab Women's Culture
News, views and interviews from the Arab world and the Arab American community. About the Author. Sign up here to get the latest news, updates and special offers delivered directly to your inbox. Many Arab families, especially those from the Middle East and Gulf regions believe in arranged marriages and therefore most Arab women are not allowed to date before marriage. Dating Tips - Match. Like any other religion or rule in a society, rebellion will follow in some cases.