You’ll make him gain face in front of his friends and family. If dating a Saudi man is all you have in mind, then religion won’t matter as much.
If you’re not thinking about the prospect of marriage, you will still need to know if he is presently married.
When I'd met him earlier in the evening at my host family's house, I hadn't expected such a looker; with a shaved head, goatee, and jeans, he cut quite the hipster figure.
With the approval of my host father, I threw on an abaya, the black robe worn by Saudi women, and headed out.
and fielded furious looks from a group of young women at a table nearby. Welcome to Saudi Arabia, where you can get arrested — not to mention lashed — for being alone with a man, thanks to the state-sponsored religious police who enforce strict segregation of the sexes.
I'd come to Saudi Arabia from Iowa to do research for a novel, and Yaser was supposed to help me fact-check the details.
they are not always accepted by the Saudi man’s family.Then I learned something new about my sweet Saudi man: He had a temper."I took the egg you gave me, crushed it to dust, and left it in an ashtray," he said. Keija Kaarina Parssinen is a teaching and writing fellow at the Iowa Writers' Workshop in Iowa City.She is currently working on a novel set in Saudi Arabia.That isn’t to say you won’t find secular families that are very open-minded and will accept you with open arms, but these are not as common.After all, not many expat women dream of living in the kingdom, and many Saudi men know this.I’ll list several things for you to consider, which will hopefully shed light on what happens when non-Saudi women get involved with Saudi men.