Rabat - The trend of Saudi women seeking Moroccan husbands on online dating sites has grown significantly in the last years.
Rabat – The trend of Saudi women seeking Moroccan husbands on online dating sites has grown significantly in the last years.
In a bid to fight the growing rate of spinsterhood in the ultra-conservative kingdom, Saudi women are searching for husbands from foreign lands, especially Moroccans and Egyptians.
For Saudi women, it is much less complicated to marry a Moroccan or an Egyptian than a Saudi husband dictated by tribal traditions.
According to a 2014 study, Saudi women married to foreign men reported a 90 percent success rate in their marriages.
In contrast, Saudi men married to Syrian, Moroccan or Palestinian brides reported a 25 percent failure rate.
According to figures released by the Saudi planning ministry, around 2 million Saudi women were late in getting married.
The lack of financial resources was among the major reasons for the late marriages in Saudi Arabia.
Saudi men also prefer to take a foreign wife because of the high costs of marriage. The high cost of ceremonies and dowries push Saudi men to seek foreign wives as it is less costly.
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