The man's mother usually has the right to make the final selection of an appropriate daughter-in-law.
It is much more difficult for a divorced Kuwaiti woman than for a divorced Kuwaiti man to find another partner.
Western women's complaints are similar to other women everywhere in the world: all the good ones are either taken or "otherwise".
Most Western women living alone anywhere will tell you that they won't allow anyone into their homes without determining that he is not an axe murderer first; or at least that he won't show up at your door drunk at 3 am and wake the neighbors (as happened when I first moved into a non-secure building in Salwa years ago).
Wouldn't it be easier if you could just find out from the beginning?
Dating someone outside of your own culture has pros and cons.
On the upside, it is interesting and there is always something to talk about. Meeting men in Kuwait is no problem for a Western (or really any other nationality) woman: in the car, at the mall, at a restaurant, in the aisles at Sultan Center, walking, on the internet. There are common dating rules to follow in the West and almost everyone plays by them: You meet someone you like, you fall in love, you meet his friends, you meet his family, you might move in together, you get engaged, you get married and have kids.Kuwait isn'Xt as easy for a Western woman dating Kuwaiti men.Kuwait prides itself on being a country of Eastern values and Western mentalities, but in this modernized country, it is often difficult to figure out where East meets West; where do you find a similar minded (and hearted) person and then how do you determine if he/she wants a life, not just a lifestyle? There are a lot of myths that you shouldn't try to mingle with Kuwaitis (Arabs for that matter). The key is to be more discreet than you would be in the US. What about arriving in kowait city with my 8years love (not married yet)?I'll be there for a job for 2 years and my boyfriend is an architect. Could we live in the same appartment, sleep toghether etc without being married ? Well this article is filled with vivid details on the Kuwaiti culture, which shows that you’re pretty familiar with all norms and traditions.The culture here wants the men to marry one of their own. Hasan, a 40 year old Kuwaiti friend, was on an elevator with his British wife and a Kuwaiti woman actually turned to him in Arabic and said, "What is wrong with Kuwaiti women? " It has been said that foreign women cost less to marry because there is no need for mahr (dowry), or expensive wedding jewelry (chabka) as tradition when marrying a Kuwaiti woman.