Morocco dating friendship
Preface: This is a guest post I asked Brenda to write as my dating experience is over a decade old at this point.
Both she and I wrestled with how to talk about this topic but I knew I wanted to. Because I get emails ALL THE TIME asking these questions.
But it’s definitely not as publicly praised or flaunted like in other countries.
They go out to eat in the Medina, they go clubbing, they study together at university, they hang out at festivals and other public places…they just don’t bring their current significant other home to hang with the parental units. A variety of reasons for this come to mind: embarrassment about dating and/or who they’re dating, having super traditional or religious parents, and dating a foreigner or non-Muslim or non-Jew (don’t forget there are Moroccans Jews too! This is also visible for mixed couples like myself and my significant other.
I was simply introduced as “Brenda” and we actually never expressed we were dating or exclusive.
As a currently engaged Hispanic-American woman engaged to a Muslim-Arab Moroccan man both in our 20’s, I figured I should at least share some light our experiences dating and make these “taboos” stop sounding so scary.
To begin, I want to say the thing some people will hate to admit: Moroccans date.