Friendship and dating in riyadh
Kuwait’s divorce rate is about 50 percent, there are many more women in the workforce, and Kuwaiti women are now marrying foreign men—something that was completely unheard of 10 years ago.
Though young people no longer sneak around inordinately, she says, the concept of dating is still new.
Older generations (which includes those in their 30s and 40s, she says) still prefer that couples date under supervision or over the phone.
Most marriages were arranged, and any actions a woman took that might be deemed uncouth could bring instant shame on her family.Cultural acceptance towards modern-day dating and the apps that accompany it falls along a spectrum. In places like India, urbanization and increasing use of technology are catalyzing new social and romantic trends.And in Saudi Arabia, companies like Whos Here are trying to tap into a new market that the society doesn’t seem set up for.The Trust Score is created and improved by linking to Facebook and Linked In profiles, as well as uploading copies of photo ID such as their passport, voter I-cards, employment verification, and .The app also rejects any user whose Facebook profile status mentions “married,” to ensure only singles are using the platform.