Dating a saudi arabian girl
But while we often hear about the Kingdom’s strict regulations — and the consequences for breaking them — we rarely hear from the women themselves.
We spoke with more than a dozen Saudi women in their early 20s: They told us about their romantic lives and their complicated feelings about the guardianship system, what they love about their country and what they wish would change.
They come from different regions, financial circumstances and home lives, and have varying opinions about the system. “I have a routine: the weekdays are only for studying, and the weekend is for going out, meeting friends, and partying — yes, partying.
It’s enough for them to determine my fate, my clothes, my studies; they have controlled years of my teen life without anything nice to remember.
Without the Internet, I would’ve committed suicide.” — “I remember first realizing that men and women in Saudi Arabia couldn’t do the same things when I was in high school and my brother was allowed to go off to the states to study and live alone. My university offers a lot of trips to exciting countries, but the excuse my parents always give is: who are you going to go with?