Online dating in Egypt, in fact, is used for all of the above and more.
From our social media accounts that we use every single day to special mobile applications and dating websites, digital romance has become a growing part of our daily life.
’ A recent online dating study ranked Egypt as the easiest country for men to find women online—not one of the easiest or even among the top 10, but actually the best country for online dating worldwide.
According to the study conducted over six months by leisure portal Wogoal.com, and released in December, Egypt has the highest Total Acquaintance Probability (probability to get acquainted with a woman in this country through an online dating website) among the 60 countries covered by the study. They like to reply to messages more often than average, and also love to stay in contact,” the study found.
However, according to counseling psychologist and founder of Inside Out counseling Center Najla Najib, these traditions are actually a very good incentive for online dating, and not the opposite. “Many families do not allow their girls to even go out for group outings.
And of course, there are some sick examples everywhere…He said ‘no’ then he went on to ask me if I had a boyfriend; I found that weird.There were also a bunch who went straight from Hi to let’s chat on whatsapp.“Our problem also is that outings are expensive for most people.I would be online all day and if I received any message, it would be a good way to be entertained,” she adds. Najib further explains that lower social classes, and the ones that are the most traditional, actually resort to online dating even more.The idea is not totally false; however, it is also not entirely accurate.Some use it to casually meet up; others use it for friendships; for others, online dating has become localized as the natural progression of the traditional Egyptian khatba, who we see in most old movies and who is hired to help in finding a suitable marriage partner.And for the parents out there, how do you deal with your kids’ digital romance adventure?- Egypt Today/Ahmed Hussei I’d just signed up on a dating website and was having to repeat the same info over and over.I met a young man who played the funny flirtation game really badly.I met an Iraqi refugee trying to get from Greece to Europe.