They would then go to dates at a popular hotel bar near their apartment.
“Some guy were nice and I’m still friends with,” she said.
They also reported being flooded with matches and responses.
was frustrated that she wanted to date but hadn’t found anyone through her social and family circles, as is most common in Egypt.And while in Egypt Tinder profiles advertising shirtless men with cars, police and military officers, and older men with rings on their fingers are standard, cases of swipes to the right turning to marriage remain rare.“I get very angry because you’d swipe through and you’d see all these shirtless guys with their guns and cars,” said a 27-year-old Egyptian lawyer.“It’s everything I hate about [Egyptian] society condensed in an app.” She asked Vocativ not to use her name because she “manage[s] a lot of young boys at work.” Still, after first trying out Tinder in Canada, she’s continued to use it in Cairo on-again off-again to expand her dating circle, with some successful romances along the way. “But in Egypt it’s used for many things.” Traditionally in Egypt sexual relations outside of marriage are taboo — in fact, any dating that happens is generally short and geared towards getting engaged.Sexual health education, meanwhile, is practically non-existent, and nearly all Egyptian women have experienced sexual harassment.But social mores aside, Egyptian youth are skilled at usurping the system.