Social authorities in Saudi Arabia can arrest anyone who talks to a person of the opposite sex who isn’t a family member.
So how do men flirt with women in one of the world’s most conservative countries?
“All my friends are talking to boys on social media,” said a 23-year-old woman who described meeting a former boyfriend through Facebook.
Their relationship evolved into secret excursions in his vehicle and steamy encounters, she said.
Saudi Arabia goes to notorious lengths to prevent unsanctioned romance.
So citizens of this conservative kingdom are increasingly turning to social-media networks to pursue relationships and plan forbidden rendezvous, people here say.
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None of the men indicated that this had led to anything more than a telephone conversation.
One survey participant left his car in a lot with a “for sale” sign on the window and his phone number attached.
The woman is aware and participates by carrying her handbag slightly open for an easy shot.
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