Lately, and because of the increasing number of divorces, custody issues, and domestic violence cases, some countries warn their women from Egyptian men.Yes, they tell them clearly not to get emotionally involved or legally committed to an Egyptian man! I got it first hand from a European woman who is living in Egypt, was married to an Egyptian man, has a son, and is currently divorced.He has a good job, works hard, and is trusted with a lot by his employer.He spends a couple hours a day teaching me Arabic and expresses frustration that we cannot communicate about deeper things easily. He teaches me about his faith, too, but also says that he believes people should live for themselves.I think he genuinely accepts Christians but secretly wishes I was Muslim.
Although I hate to generalize, there are some negative personality traits that I have observed too often from a lot of Egyptian men which can be red flags.In 2010, I was on holiday in Dahab with my friend Paul.One day we walked past Al Capone’s restaurant and the waiter, who introduced himself as Ahmed, asked us to look at the menu.Bizarrely I had been to Al Capone’s four years earlier in 2006 while Ahmed was working there then, yet I don’t remember him from my previous visit.Ahmed’s friendly and persuasive charm worked and Paul and I decided to eat in Al Capone’s that evening.
I had to explain that it would be considered rude for me to take advantage of him.