The thought of courting (romantically) in Saudi Arabia is hard to believe, let alone casual dating. But believe it and me it happens quite a lot. In a country with strict gender-segregation rules and ultra Islamic-conservative practices it’s hard to comprehend the idea of
dating. Considering dating publicly is strictly against the law here, keep it discrete and you may get away with it. I am by no means advocating forbidden dating. I am a realist and truth be told, it happens. So, for all you single expats venturing out to Saudi Arabia this may in fact be the place you find your soul mate (cheesy, I know).
This has to be the most popular,and the most often practiced. The number drop is giving your number to someone in the most discreet manner possible. This includes no talking and at times even no eye contact. The way to do this is to write your name and number on a small piece of paper, fold it and very graciously drop that number in close proximity to the person. The person will then proceed to pick up the paper and if interested, give you a call.
2. Bluetooth Prowl:
3. Bring a Friend:
4. Getting Lucky (getting laid):
be advertising it. But getting lucky usually combines “liquid courage” and the right place. No better place than a Western Compound or Embassy Party. Where no rules/laws apply. Western sexual ideologies are in full swing and it is one of the few places you will find people getting drunk. I don’t encourage this because it can get messy when drinks are involved but to each their own. At least now you know where to find it.