Dating in cairo egypt
Two years ago, 29-year-old Sameh Saleh, a technology entrepreneur from Cairo, realised that a close relative of his, Amira, was suffering.
Slightly younger than him, she was on the lookout for a husband, but despite spending two years searching for a suitor, she’d had no luck.
At the same, the situation varies by class, according to Anthropology Professor Farha Ghannam at Swarthmore University.
“Some guys were like all over you, which is not okay.” She and her now fiancé casually dated, including sex, for about six months before they began formally dating and then got engaged after a year.There remains a thriving underground queer community in Cairo, despite the dangers.Open up Tinder or Ok Cupid in Cairo, and you’ll still only find a specific subset of the population: upper- and middle-class Egyptians who are not super religious and usually with varying knowledge of English.An economic downturn since the Arab Spring in 2011 has left people fighting to maintain living standards, let alone start a new family.After seeing what this was doing to his loved ones, Saleh decided in 2015 that he would find a way to help.