Whether religiously they or others believe it is right or wrong, it exists in Morocco just like anywhere else in the world.
But it’s definitely not as publicly praised or flaunted like in other countries.
Dating itself in Morocco, between Moroccans themselves and between Moroccans and foreigners can feel (and be a reality for a good chunk of people) taboo.
There are so many factors and circumstances that make up the dating world in and out of Morocco.
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The best way I can put it is that there’s a kind of “don’t ask, don’t tell” mentality. In my own experience, I only became aware of teenagers crushing on each other from my pseudo-village confidante position being the only American in the village.
But, for traditional (and oddly some non-traditional) folk, you become a woman when you consummate your marriage.
So you can see my discomfort in admitting I’ve had boyfriends, when it’s associated with sex in a rural place where social status and respect is relative to your marital status or if you date.
On the flip side, dating in the major cities is easier to nod into the seen and “not see .” Living in Marrakech, I was able to meet and befriend 20-something year old Moroccans, both guys and girls who dated other Moroccans or foreigners. Personally I know some people whose families are more comfortable with their young adult children bringing their “best friend” home.
Preface: This is a guest post I asked Brenda to write as my dating experience is over a decade old at this point.
Both she and I wrestled with how to talk about this topic but I knew I wanted to. Because I get emails ALL THE TIME asking these questions.