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.We pride ourselves in helping Arab singles from diverse backgrounds find men and women who meet their specific needs.You will love meeting other Arab singles in our fun, safe, and friendly community!Social authorities in Saudi Arabia can arrest anyone who talks to a person of the opposite sex who isn’t a family member.So how do men flirt with women in one of the world’s most conservative countries?
I wouldn't be worried about a man from all Middle Eastern countries, but that one is really something else.Well, he did ask me if I knew about it, and I said I knew some but not a ton, and that was it. Also, as you say it would be difficult upon meeting him to have a discussion about his personal beliefs and convictions that would be totally reliable.I could just ask him directly about these things, and I suppose I will, but as I said, some of it is just things people internalize and so his answer wouldn't necessarily be 100% reliable, and also I don't want to ask in an offensive way, or keep harping on it or anything. Not that I would expect deception, but it's likely that he might have internalized and subconscious beliefs that would end up being dealbreakers for me.They also identify with the contemporary state and its national culture; the country's name links the ruling dynasty, Al Saud, with the state's cultural and geographic setting.Identities connected to the traditional ways of life of the Bedouin and of oasis-dwelling farmers, fishers, craftspeople and artisans, and merchants, caravaneers, and long-distance traders remain in force even as economic changes have transformed or ended those ways of life.