The thought of courting (romantically) in Saudi Arabia is hard to believe, let alone casual dating. In a country with strict gender-segregation rules and ultra Islamic-conservative practices it’s hard to comprehend the idea of dating. So, for all you single expats venturing out to Saudi Arabia this may in fact be the place you find your soul mate (cheesy, I know).
Considering dating publicly is strictly against the law here, keep it discrete and you may get away with it. Some have mastered the art of this pick up, whereby the interested person (most likely the male) will directly drop the number into her purse.
society, interaction between single, unrelated members of the opposite sex is off the table, both culturally and legally.
Being caught alone with a man who isn’t kin can put a woman in some serious hot water.
A quicker approach is the “drive-by method,” where the man shouts a compliment out his car window and then throw his digits onto the street before he peels away.Saudi Arabia goes to notorious lengths to prevent unsanctioned romance.So citizens of this conservative kingdom are increasingly turning to social-media networks to pursue relationships and plan forbidden rendezvous, people here say.And it could get much worse.] Constrained by the state’s adherence to a particularly austere form of Sunni Islam, Saudis have long used stealthy tactics in pursuit of love and lust.Before the Internet era, men would hang for-sale signs displaying their telephone numbers on their vehicles with the actual intention of propositioning female callers.