Things to know when dating a muslim man
If you asked me to tell you about my boyfriend, I’d spend hours going on about how he makes me laugh even when I’m trying to be stroppy, and how he brings me donuts when I’m stressed (He’s a keeper, right? For some reason though, when I’m mid-way through my well-rehearsed story about how we met and how in luuurve we are, the bit that people get caught up on is the fact that he’s Muslim... I was christened as a baby, my grandma still has the puffy white gown that I wore, and we go to church on Christmas morning, but like many girls in their 20s, I wouldn’t say that religion plays a significant part in my day to day life.
On the other hand though, following Islam plays a more prominent role for my boyfriend’s.
However much a woman or her family earns does not really alter what Muslim men are really looking for.
For people who aren’t from the Middle East or part of the Muslim tribe, Muslim dating can be incredibly confusing.
Islam doesn’t permit drinking alcohol, so those 2-4-1 cocktails quickly become 2-4-YOU, which has its pros and cons.
On the one hand: hellooo margaritas; on the other hand, there’s the question of whether I have a moral obligation not to drink in front of him because he’s not allowed to. People have asked if it’s weird when we go out, and no, not it’s not.
All subheadings are to be taken as general guidelines.
"A woman is married for four reasons, i.e., her wealth, her family status, her beauty and her piety.