Dating and engagement customs in egypt

The dating scene is usually restricted to the upper class influenced by western culture, but is still not accepted by most Egyptians.

Groups of guys and girls hanging out together is considered more acceptable though.

Marriage is a religious imposition, and we can find many parts in the Quran as, well as prophetic instructions, which encourage getting married.

There is no doubt that marriage customs indicate the society's culture, behaviral patterns, thoughts and feelings.

Couples could court at temples and social gatherings and adult daughters could interact with guests who visited their homes.

The bride and groom would get engaged after the parents of the couple have approved the marriage.

I've picked up some things here and there, but I still don't have a clue what's customary regarding dating, engagement and marriage. I've picked up some things here and there, but I still don't have a clue what's customary regarding dating, engagement and marriage. I've read that wedding rings are exchanged, is there an engagement ring as well?

The process of approval required the payment of the Mahr by the groom to the bride.

In ancient times it was meant to help the girl’s family with collecting the household items and jewelry of the bride.

Thank you all in advance, I hope I can learn a lot from all of you!

ok here it goes ( Keep in mind I'm talking about mainstream Egyptians here and not the exceptions): Dating: As a predominantly conservative society, Egyptians usually frown upon the notion of a guy and a girl going out on their own.

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