One online dater, 29-year-old Nadia, who wished to not divulge her full name, found her husband of two years on
They met only a handful of times before deciding to get married, which was her initial goal in using the service.
It could mean meeting on established dating sites such as or through online classifieds like Craigslist Egypt and El Waseet.
“Then if you want, you can meet up and go to the cinema or something,” he says.
“It’s more fun than just sitting around with the same people that you’ve always known from family, school or the [sporting] club.” When asked about issues of safety or fear of being targeted, by a pedophile, for example, he admitted that his parents “would kill me if they knew,” but that with Skype, there is enough time to see and know who you are going to meet.
“By restricting people’s freedoms, you simply force people to seek other means, however possible.
“The internet and technology has enabled people, not only with dating, but with everything else, to attempt to break out of restrictions imposed on them by their physical surroundings and culture,” says Adam.
Strangely, though, not very much is ever said about online dating in Egypt, to the extent that one might believe that it doesn’t occur.