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.
Men and women would enter and exit separately and travel in separate cars.“Now, things have changed dramatically,” writes Desert Girl.
Kuwait’s divorce rate is about 50 percent, there are many more women in the workforce, and Kuwaiti women are now marrying foreign men—something that was completely unheard of 10 years ago.
Members of India’s number two dating app (after Tinder), called Truly Madly, must have a “Trust Score” of 30 percent or higher in order to get a match or initiate contact with another user.
reserves the right to refuse any Trial Subscription for any reason.“Going anywhere outside of the compound would risk being deported.We initially got married so we could actually date properly.” Kuwait, like Saudi Arabia, is an Islamic society, and when Desert Girl first arrived in 1996, she says that no one would ever date out in public—though that rule didn’t apply to foreigners and married couples.Keeping out imposters and married men seems to be the main problem and priority.User quizzes on values and adaptability allow the app to leverage what they call “psychometric profiling” to determine compatibility.Though these two had not dated, the rest of the respondents had all either nearly been caught themselves, or had heard about less fortunate instances.One respondent, 33 and married, who has lived her whole life in the country, wrote that dating is not allowed; she does not know anyone using any such apps or websites.Another, a 29 year-old British expat who is Christian, married and has lived in Saudi Arabia for two years, says that she and her husband had to sneak around.“Before I was married, I only saw my husband on the one-kilometer-square compound I lived on,” she wrote.Most described a culture seemingly incompatible with a service such as Whos Here.In their view, older generations are mostly unaware of such apps and disapprove of dating itself.