Egyptian dating customs traditions
kind of intimate contact before marriage is a big no no.
In more relaxed, less devout families, hand holding and one-arm hugs can be tolerated to a certain extent but that’s about as far as it goes.
As I’ve already said above, men are judged quite harshly on what they own and what their status is.This meant everything about my mother and father, what they do and whether or not they’re together, as well as the extent of my religious commitment.At the end of the very long discussion the girl’s father concluded by simply saying for marriage until they’re well into their mid-thirties.I’m not sure how somebody else with no ties to an Arabic-speaking community could get around this.
He asked me questions about everything – particularly finances.Today I’ve decided to share a few lessons with you that I learned from the whole experience. Some guys in the West still have the decency to talk to the girl’s father before asking her to marry him. In Egypt (and I suspect all over the Arab world) this is something that needs to be done right at the start when you start dating.