When the women, especially, interact too personally with men in public, it hurts and damages family honor, which is highly favored and carefully maintained in Arab countries.

Women and men are viewed with much respect, and when that respect is broken, it hurts not only the person but the whole family is looked down upon.

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It is true there exists premarital sex in almost all societies, including here in Egypt. I just graduated from university and from the people I know only five percent may have experienced premarital sex.

Educated people don’t do it—not because of the culture but because of religion, Islam, and this is the way it should be.” These are faithful servants of the Islamic way of life.

But, in either case, it is more dishonoring to that single person, and not so much to the family.

Singles are more personally responsible for their actions, and not wholly for their entire immediate and extended family.

In Western Society, single men and women, whether attracted to each other or not, will interact pretty freely, of course with a personal bubble and a good amount of respect.

It is similar in the Western culture, that when women do something that is considered or viewed as inappropriate or wrong, they lose honor and respect, more than if men did the same thing.

‘Virginity is your whole life,’ she says.”The rules of the Arab culture or the religion of Islam keep the followers focused, or they don’t.

It is like any other religion or way of life: people follow it or they don’t. The Arabs who stay clean and close to their beliefs are highly respected and honored in the whole Middle East.

The interaction between single Arabs, male and female, really depends on the situation.