Arab dating customs

Andra Gusman, another student from Indonesia, found it much easier to talk to his family about girls.

"The way we were brought up, I think, dating is the norm," he said, "but not in the American sense.

Suddenly the girl who used to help you resolve a fight with your lady is now being sidelined as a “bad influence.” If you expect your girl to drop her friend just like that then get ready to do the same for her.

It was just something that was non-existent," he recalls. "You see your friends, they go out on movie dates and they go to the mall and they hold hands," he says. And this creates a dilemma for young Muslims in search of love.4) You want a good girl from a “good family” yet you expect her to join you on those weekend getaways even if she has to lie to her parents about her whereabouts.If her parents don’t fall for it, you’ll go solo anyways. 5) Her BFF just had a rough break up and she’s hitting the town, hard.He was born there too, but when he was 3, they all moved to the US.Growing up, when it came to dating, relationships and girls, Shaikh would experience one thing at home, another outside.

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