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Girls and boys are educated separately, and workplaces that employ women are nominally segregated.So meeting, dating and getting married can be a treacherous obstacle course.She spent years studying abroad and has an American boyfriend whom she says she would “never” introduce to her family.But the relationship has no future unless Lulwa leaves her country, or he proposes marriage and converts to Islam. Finding and maintaining a relationship is a challenge even for those who haven’t fallen for a foreigner.While most restaurants still separate men and women into sections for men and “families,” young couples are increasingly appearing in public together in a handful of cafes and other eateries.“Two years back we wouldn’t even be able to sit together — people would get the wrong idea,” says Waleed, a 27-year-old software engineer with the square jaw of a model.“Change has come to Saudi Arabia.”Much of Waleed’s "love relationship" with his girlfriend has taken place online.And thanks to government efforts at increasing Saudi Arabia's employment rate, more and more women are working and studying near if not alongside men, providing a plethora of romantic possibilities. 24 when the powerful crown prince declared that the country would return to “moderate” Islam and “eradicate” extremism.
After meeting her intended just twice, Fadila went through an official engagement ceremony, which involved the couple signing a contract specifying that she would never be forced to live with her in-laws and prevented from working outside the home.Fadila sometimes complied, but often gave a wrong number to prevent gossip.One day a boy tracked her down and left a note on her older brother’s windshield, she says.“I know your sister, she does bad things,” the note read.Fadila is lucky — experiences like hers have cost other women their lives.Whole families can be disgraced if one member — particularly a female — is seen to have stepped outside of society’s strict social norms.