Muslim way of dating
As much as I love sharing my dating stories, there are a lot of experiences that I haven't had. I was 11 years old at the time, and very naive in my understanding about the faith.
That's why, as part of It’s Not You, I'll be talking to people with a broad range of experiences to see how things are different — and how they're the same. I didn’t understand the politics of what 9/11 meant, and it was just a very tough time for Muslims in general.
It can’t be true, but it feels like there are way less men then there are women.”I mean, I live in New York City, and I feel like that all the time. Because the initial conversation is about anything else in the world aside from the religion.
Then he would have to approach my dad and mom and introduce himself to them and kind of ask for permission that way.
And then both families would meet and feel each other out.
And I didn’t realize the steps that people took to get to that and if they even have found it.
Even in my friend’s relationships — did they find it, or what are the things they compromised on?