Two different respondents, both Muslim and married, wrote that those who use apps are not serious or honest.
Though these two had not dated, the rest of the respondents had all either nearly been caught themselves, or had heard about less fortunate instances.
ith the help of Susie Khalil, an American blogger living in Jeddah, we conducted a Facebook survey of current Saudi Arabia residents to get their views on dating and the apps that enable it.
Most described a culture seemingly incompatible with a service such as Whos Here.
User quizzes on values and adaptability allow the app to leverage what they call “psychometric profiling” to determine compatibility.
Truly Madly’s average user age is 23, and India’s top 10 cities account for around 70 percent of their total user base.
Another, a 29 year-old British expat who is Christian, married and has lived in Saudi Arabia for two years, says that she and her husband had to sneak around.
society, interaction between single, unrelated members of the opposite sex is off the table, both culturally and legally.
Being caught alone with a man who isn’t kin can put a woman in some serious hot water.
One way that Kuwait got around this was to have restaurants equipped with “cabinas,” private dining rooms where dating would take place behind literal closed doors.
Men and women would enter and exit separately and travel in separate cars.“Now, things have changed dramatically,” writes Desert Girl.According to Shirin Rai Gupta, a company employee and PR representative, Truly Madly rejects about 12 percent of the profile photos uploaded each day.