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.
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.
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.
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.
Any interested guys (all of them) will then have a chance to give her their numbers.
This happens by standing close by and repeating the number over and over. Some guys think the uninterested girl might not have heard him and keep following her in the store.