The men usually say they are separated or divorced from their wives, but this isn't necessarily the case.It's also common for them to have a foreign wife in one country and another back home.Then, he looks to find someone who is very compatible with his family's lifestyle.
Anyways, during my last Arabic class we somehow got on the topic of dating.
Apparently there is no such thing in the Egyptian culture. After drilling our Arabic teacher with questions about this topic, we came to the conclusion that Egyptian engagements are the closest thing to the Western concept of dating.
I have been told I am a good judge of character, to me he seems to be a hard-working, honest, shy, soft-spoken, true-to-his-word, very sweet person, very respectful.
He is from Luxor, Egypt, and has worked with tourists for about seven years, so well aware of how tourists act in his country.
The big difference is that Egyptian engagements are the time where the man and woman decide if they really like each other and want to follow through with marriage.
If they decide that they don’t really like each other that much, the woman gives her ring back, and the two part ways. Anyways, there’s your Egyptian culture lesson for today.
That I was not even sure I will come back to Egypt again.
I said At The Very Least, I would like to get to know each other better if that happens.
They assume that love will follow and don't really realize how important that emotional chemistry is until children start arriving and they feel the need to search for someone who can and will understand them and their needs.
The man tends to be put to the side once the couple adds to their nest in the way of a family.
Many men work away from home in other countries as they have a very hard time finding work in Egypt and the salaries are rock bottom at best.