She, however, sees the Qatari society opening up to the practice of dating, but she doesn’t believe it will ever be incorporated to or conventional in the Qatari culture.
The next step In many societies where dating is ordinary, people commonly use it as a way to meet their ideal partner.
Because unmarried local females cannot be seen in public with other males, meeting places are limited.
In addition, females cannot be open about dating especially to their parents.
On the other hand, in Qatar where dating is a taboo, most people find it as a way to break the rules.
In this conservative Muslim society, there’s no room for rare and insignificant practices like dating that have very little impact on the local population.
Writing numbers on napkins or saying them out loud in malls or even following young women to their homes are ways in which young men and women begin to date.
Therefore, young females tell their families that they’re going to meet a friend when they’re actually going to meet their partners. “Some girls don’t want to risk their reputation.” Meeting the opposite sex In culture where dating is not option, there are many other ways in which women can get involved with men. You’d be surprised by the number of proposals a young Qatari female receives from a man who’s seen her at a shop, party or just at work.
A girl might even skip school to meet her boyfriend. In most cases, a Qatari man proposes to a woman because his parents or another close family relative suggested her to him.
Other popular options in Qatar used to find a match are through matrimonial agencies or agents to find their compatible match.
Om Khalifa is one of the many matrimonial agents whom people depend on to find an eligible life partner.
“I haven’t heard of a Qatari girl who’s outspoken like they keep it on the down low.