And remember: If you want to act all Westernized and shit, sex is part of the package. If you’re not planning on having sex with a guy, don’t play the game. Don’t pretend to be a player when you’re just a spectator.
This article attempts to offer some guidance on what a man should expect on this journey.
All points are generalizations only, based on the personal experiences of the author, who is not a Muslim.
If you’re a western guy, the Saudi girl will likely bombard your phone with pictures of babies.
If you’re a western girl, the Saudi guy will constantly message and never want any other man to message you, not even your father.
Yes, it is a little odd being arrested for just walking next to someone of the opposite sex.
But there is a hidden subculture that easily allows you to date and enjoy your time with a special someone in the kingdom.
As with any other religious group there is a high level of variation between individuals within that group.
These points should only be seen as tendencies to look out for and warnings of what to be prepared for, not as certainties.
I’ve been here in Korea for two weeks and I’ve been hearing quite a bit about cross-cultural relationships as there seem to be so many foreigners here dating Korean men and women.
Hearing about the cultural differences and challenges they face has really made me reflect a lot on what I learned from through my second language, Arabic.
I said I’d write about it eventually and here it is; forbidden love between a Middle Eastern girl with no English and a bloke from Australia learning Arabic, as well as the important lessons learned from the whole experience. At first there was nothing forbidden about it at all – we met, we did the right thing and approached her father for permission, he gave us the green light, preparations for the engagement ceremony were made – everything was perfect.