Finding love and dating in Saudi Arabia is not as difficult as many expats think.Yes, it is quite unnerving moving to one of the most conservative countries in the world.
He'd have to be vehemently opposed to all of that stuff to be okay with me, and even then, being raised in that society, something is going to get internalized. I wouldn't say it's completely impossible that I would consider dating a hypothetical man from Saudi Arabia, but it's probably unlikely.
for less than a year, but says he's planning to stay permanently now. I have no doubt there are Saudi Arabian men who are against their country's treatment of women, among other things, but doesn't it seem like those men would volunteer that info right up front, knowing that of course an American woman is going to wonder? I'd have some of the same concerns about possible internalized misogyny, as well as being from a country that is generally pretty religious and insular.
I wouldn't be worried about a man from all Middle Eastern countries, but that one is really something else.
First of all, dating in Saudi Arabia is nothing like in the west. This is how they are raised to think, and this is what you must respect.
It doesn’t necessitate you having to marry the girl or guy you’re dating, but just be aware that it will always turn up during conversations.