For myself, 3 of the 4 siblings my husband has, have met their wives and now soon to be husband, in this traditional way. I am use to the idea, and contrary to my often Western thinking, I even like the idea.I thought it would be a good time to not only increase the awareness of how engagement and marriage is done here in Jordan, but also in Islam. I thought this would be a good opportunity to explain the rational behind ‘arranged marriages’ in Islam, and what arranged marriage actually means here in Jordan.
Traditional and cultural ideals of femininity also effect how women are viewed and treated in Jordan.
Women in Jordan, however, did not receive the right to vote until 1974.
Joining local people for a cup of tea or coffee can be a wonderful way to learn more about local culture.
If you are invited yet are unable to attend, then it is perfectly acceptable to decline.
Foreign women are often treated as honorary ‘men'.
Being introduced to Jordanian culture through interaction with locals is an amazing experience that is not included enough in Jordan tours.Again, think back (honestly) and you will remember a time when this affected you or someone you know who have dated.For these reasons and others, Islam prohibits dating in order to preserve purity (virginity) and to protect either male and mostly female from harm.Place your right hand over your heart and politely make your excuses.Many families, particularly in rural areas, are very traditional and, if you visit their house, you may well find it is divided between the men and women.Living in the Mid-western states of The United States, traditional engagement goes a little like this.: Boy meets girl, girl likes boy, boy and girl date, boy and girl fall in love, boy asks girl to marry him, girl says yes, girl and boy get married.