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.
In Morocco, if you are unmarried you are viewed as a “girl” not a “woman.” Now let me break that down, it might sound strange since in the West we are raised to understand a girl becomes a woman through physical, emotional, and psychological changes from puberty and aging.
The one thing I hope you take away from this post is that there’s no guide to “dating a Moroccan.” They’re human just like everyone else.On an almost contradictory point, I should point out in big cities some couples actually live together.Illegally I should point out but again it doesn’t mean it doesn’t happen.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.