Insights into dating muslim men
"You don’t waste any time,” she added, explaining that there is a transparency to the way she dates that she doesn’t see mirrored by her non-Muslim friends.Her videos are very well-received, with viewers often praising Hussein for her confidence and her bubbly persona."I think people have this view that we’re really conservative, submissive to men, not career-driven and all we want to do is get married,” she said.“They think Muslim men control us and that we have to wear the hijab.This post is my little attempt at clearing up some of the misconceptions regarding the Arab/American marriages.Perhaps I should clarify a bit; my husband is not only an Arab, but he’s a bedoin (desert) Arab.In his culture men have an obligation to truly take care of their wives.He’s responsible for all the bills and monthly obligations while providing me anything I want without hesitation — even if it means he goes without. My opinion matters and he always asks what I think or how I feel.
In the bedoin culture men are often viewed as superior to women (by outsiders), but it’s not that way.He’s actually more Westernized than many ‘city’ Arabs I know.His English is perfect, he’s been to America and fully understands our mentality, culture, and politics.Family members were actively seeking out prospective wives to include cousins. They have very close family ties and rarely marry outside of their tribe. And someone he could see himself investing a lifetime in. Certainly I’m not someone his mother would have chosen for him, but she’s never made me feel that way. Perhaps they were just relieved he was finally getting married?My husband made clear he wasn’t interested in an arranged marriage, but instead wanted to marry someone he chose. 🙂 Either way, this spoiled, only child now has a huge family who I love and cherish.