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Dating someone outside of your own culture has pros and cons.

On the upside, it is interesting and there is always something to talk about.

You meet someone you like, you fall in love, you may or may not ever meet his friends; depending on weather his family is open minded or not, you may or may not ever date in public, you may or may not meet the family until (if you get this far) the man announces to them that he plans to marry you.

Then, what happens if the family doesn't agree or worse: World War III erupts and potential-mother-in-law suddenly develops a "near" fatal heart condition?

A marriage-related question-and-answer session with a member of the male species only serves to free up a single girl's schedule for other males of the species.

Cultural difference, appearance, and varied outlook always make another culture very attractive.

Sometimes language is a problem and sometimes finding someone from your own socio-economic background is difficult (although the same could be said anywhere). The desert in the winter; the islands in the summer Don't be afraid to get out there and meet people!

The culture here wants the men to marry one of their own. Hasan, a 40 year old Kuwaiti friend, was on an elevator with his British wife and a Kuwaiti woman actually turned to him in Arabic and said, "What is wrong with Kuwaiti women? " It has been said that foreign women cost less to marry because there is no need for mahr (dowry), or expensive wedding jewelry (chabka) as tradition when marrying a Kuwaiti woman.

In the US, it is the custom for the father of the bride to pay for the wedding; grooms and/or their family pay for weddings in Kuwait.

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