Dating culture middle east

01 Sep

While fundamentalists tend to grab most of the headlines, throughout the region a growing number of young people are breaking with tradition. In Iran, for example, a recent government survey showed that one in four men between the ages of 19 and 29 had sex before marriage.

Back in Jordan, a wave of child abandonments last year prompted one medical official to call for lifting the ban on abortion in Jordan, a topic so taboo here it's generally considered outside the realm of discussion.

But, will it looks the same as ours does here in America?

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Arab dating websites have played a key role in allowing those seeking an Arab partner, find one.

Upstairs couples mingle on the balcony where it's not uncommon to see a pair steal more than just a friendly kiss.

This is the scene of the new, trendy Middle East, where (for a small group) sex before marriage is possible.

I learned that online dating is a 1.25 billion dollar industry, with over 41 million Americans trying online dating annually.

Though I knew that online dating had grown more prominent in recent years, I had no idea that in 2013 11% of American adults had tried an online dating website or app.