Tips for dating an arab man

While that shared culture can be great, it can be the reason women hold back from an Arab-Arab relationship.Having dated both Arab and white men there are looming concerns when it comes to dating Arab guys.Young women are not generally seen in the company of men unchaperoned and quite often their marriages are still arranged for them!This is not always the case of Arabs living in the Western world as families here may have been assimilated into our culture to some extent.One of the most common mistakes that we make today is in assuming that people from one part of the world all embrace the same religion or philosophies.Therefore, when seeking advice on dating Arab women it would be best to understand that you are probably ‘thinking’ that woman is Muslim. There is a broad difference between the two even though they have many points of intersection.

So what confuses Arab mothers around the world is why wouldn’t their Arab daughter want to be with a person that shares her culture, traditions, values and language.” It’s where the joke of Arab women saying “enta awal wahad fi hayati” comes from, Arab women feel the need to lie regarding their romantic history in order to make Arab men feel special… Having been with another person makes you damaged goods, and while not every man carries these backwards ideologies, many still do (see the Scoop Empire comments).When dating outside the Arab society and even diving into a more liberal white society, Arab women don’t have to face judgement, lie about their history, or pretend to be a delicate flower that hasn’t experienced life, or worry about overshadowing an Arab man’s ego.If a woman is a native of one of the Arab states you can bet she will have been sheltered while growing up.Modesty is of prime importance to Arabs and segregation is vital.

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