Dating a saudi arabian girl
We spoke with more than a dozen Saudi women in their early 20s: They told us about their romantic lives and their complicated feelings about the guardianship system, what they love about their country and what they wish would change.They come from different regions, financial circumstances and home lives, and have varying opinions about the system. “I have a routine: the weekdays are only for studying, and the weekend is for going out, meeting friends, and partying — yes, partying.I can’t imagine spending the rest of my life with a person I barely know anything about — it’s just absurd!For me, if there was someone that I was interested in and felt like I wanted to commit, then I would go to my parents and we would discuss the next steps.” “There is no dating here.That really sucks.” — “A lot of women talk about not being able to do the same things men can here, but I feel it’s the other way around: men my age can’t do what I do.They can’t have the carefree, stress-free life that I enjoy because they’re too busy having careers and feeding their families.” — “Once when I was 16, I had papers I needed to print but all my brothers refused to go to the library with me, so I had to go out and print them myself.
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The lives of women in Saudi Arabia have always been the subject of much fascination and outrage in the West.
It’s enough for them to determine my fate, my clothes, my studies; they have controlled years of my teen life without anything nice to remember.
Without the Internet, I would’ve committed suicide.” — “I remember first realizing that men and women in Saudi Arabia couldn’t do the same things when I was in high school and my brother was allowed to go off to the states to study and live alone. My university offers a lot of trips to exciting countries, but the excuse my parents always give is: who are you going to go with?