“He swept me off my feet with his sweet words, compliments, attentive gestures, romance, and warmth; he was a god compared to European men, who are often distant, reserved, and not very emotional. Bit by bit, I began opening up too and, against my better judgment, I gave up all my defenses.
In three months, he asked me to marry him, and in my culture this is a very serious step.
This perhaps comes via meeting a lot of men so I am able to weed out the good catches from the not-so-good.
Although I hate to generalize, there are some negative personality traits that I have observed too often from a lot of Egyptian men which can be red flags.
I know, I know, the quarter-life crisis is never easy!
But it's not the reality of being a 20-something in search for a purpose in life, or the horrific dating landscape, that dominates my life.
I translated his proposal as the epitome of love and I gladly accepted.”I listened to Sandy and I knew exactly how she felt when she first met “her hero”.
For women, there's an entirely different set of criteria on how to dress in Egypt.1) Avoid those who work in the tourism industry or who have access to a lot of tourists. At minimal, try to meet men elsewhere other than at a tourism setting.2) Observe carefully his active listening skills towards you and others.It's the reality of being a woman in Egypt, the country I've called home for the past 10 months.As a blonde, visibly foreign individual, my life as a woman in Egypt has been challenging in a way no other country could be.