“Earlier, even Facebook was taboo,” wrote a 20-year-old Jeddah resident.
As for men, they are forbidden from approaching women they don’t know.
The internet has opened new doors for single women in highly traditional societies, allowing them to chat with strangers discreetly from their homes, away from the eyes of family members.
Being caught alone with a man who isn’t kin can put a woman in some serious hot water.
Her reputation and marriage prospects could be out the window.
The woman is aware and participates by carrying her handbag slightly open for an easy shot.
I have seen/experienced the number drop in many forms.
This being said chat rooms have become a thing of the past with Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Tumblr running our social lives what better way to find someone. Unlimited access to messaging and pictures with no fear of breaking laws has made cyber-dating all the rage.
A final note, as long as you’re respectful to the culture and the laws enforced then I see no harm in getting to know somebody.
Imagine meeting someone without having to get dressed up or go anywhere.
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