Some Saudi girls go here “grocery shopping” usually with a friend or a maid in tow.She will be donning her flashy abaya and most likely have very strong make-up on.
Nevertheless young Saudis find ways to go around the rules.
Where there is a will there is a way as the saying goes.
Sometimes dating and flirting attempts from young Saudi males tend to go a bit overboard though.
Here are some examples of my observations of the Saudi ways of dating. Tamimi supermarket seems to be a popular place to go looking for girls/boys.
The countries strict laws on gender segregation make sure all contact between the sexes is minimized.
It would appear that there is no such thing as dating in Saudi-Arabia.
There are no movie theaters, restaurants and cafe’s are segregated by gender and single men are denied entry into malls and even parks.
This makes dating in the western sense practically impossible, driving young men and women to meet online in forums where the virtual dating scene is flourishing.
A couple that takes interest in each other must seem like they are casually picking up groceries while doing this to avoid getting thrown out by the security.
It’s sometimes hilarious watching these things going on in a grocery store!
Role playing Another tactic is pretending to be husband and wife.