since any “wrongdoing” (aka dating) by either men or women could bring shame to the entire tribe, and every Saudi belongs to a tribe.
Ok, I kid, but Saudi men can get very possessive and jealous.
A second thing I need to point out is tribal thinking.
Western Embassy parties are fun and facilitate dating in Saudi Arabia since veils are not allowed, and you will meet both men and women that are open-minded.
You may also meet potential dates from your own home country, or another country.
If you’re a western guy, the Saudi girl will likely bombard your phone with pictures of babies.
If you’re a western girl, the Saudi guy will constantly message and never want any other man to message you, not even your father.
Secondly, Saudi girls usually walk around in groups. You must remain very close when in the store, they can’t be seen approaching you.
The important thing here is how you look (your clothes), eye contact, and the lead away from open public areas.
A lot of this is attributed to the strict social life, so you’ll find many people meet online.
Also, don’t be surprised if girls don’t post up their pictures. She may be viewed as a woman trying to attract men and shame her family.
If you do encounter one that is older than 30, be careful. I also recommend you sign up for the dating site Muslima–it is a very easy way to meet a partner.