Lebanese culture and dating
"Applications such as Snapchat, Instagram and Facebook make people more comfortable when it comes to sharing their private information and day-to-day activities online for all to see as opposed to the privacy that used to surround the intimate aspects of people's lives," he says.
Ibrahim argues that the fast rise of social media doesn't come as a surprise in a region where people have been prone "to imitate the actions and behaviors of the west." "These applications are not that different from the many things we have taken from them [the West]," he says.
However, it wasn't until only a few years back that such platforms have gained popularity in Lebanon and the MENA region.
Lebanon has long been seen as a patriarchal society that privileges males.
Lebanon Table of Contents In the past, marriage within the lineage, especially to first cousins or other close paternal kin, was the rule.
They will expect you to ask about their families in return.In Lebanon a dispensation for such marriages can be obtained and they are not uncommon.