Another, a 29 year-old British expat who is Christian, married and has lived in Saudi Arabia for two years, says that she and her husband had to sneak around.“Before I was married, I only saw my husband on the one-kilometer-square compound I lived on,” she wrote. i love travel and cooking, going beach and walking.
As for men, they are forbidden from approaching women they don’t know.
The internet has opened new doors for single women in highly traditional societies, allowing them to chat with strangers discreetly from their homes, away from the eyes of family members.
Men and women would enter and exit separately and travel in separate cars.“Now, things have changed dramatically,” writes Desert Girl.
Kuwait’s divorce rate is about 50 percent, there are many more women in the workforce, and Kuwaiti women are now marrying foreign men—something that was completely unheard of 10 years ago.
And no one wants to admit to their parents that they met online.
India is a little further along the dating-as-acceptable-social-practice spectrum, but safety and verification are still significant issues.
Though young people no longer sneak around inordinately, she says, the concept of dating is still new.
Older generations (which includes those in their 30s and 40s, she says) still prefer that couples date under supervision or over the phone.
Truly Madly’s average user age is 23, and India’s top 10 cities account for around 70 percent of their total user base.
According to Gupta, research shows that though young people in less urban areas of India are not as open to online dating, social attitudes are rapidly shifting.
“Going anywhere outside of the compound would risk being deported.