Kaitlyn Bristowe is engaged, and it seems her Prince Charming, Shawn Booth, is still willing to marry her.
I watched these adorable TV moments, recorded thousands of miles away from me, in Egypt, where an equivalent show does not and currently could not exist. But men making a fool of themselves for the affection of a woman? Watching this season unfold in the Middle East, I started wondering what an Arab "Bachelorette" would look like.
Even the basic concepts of the show would be illegal. Women in Egypt are still not considered as equals to men. Arabs love nudity as much as everyone else in the world.
The only difference is that, around atabmiddle, one will probably not admit to it. In a region where revealing my shoulders in public constitutes sexual harassment, a TV show portraying a woman in a bikini, wrestling with boys, who are equally unclothed, in a pool would literally blow Egyptian's minds.
In the German version, participants are on a deserted island with nothing — and I mean nothing -- but each other. Everybody in that show is rocking the birthday suit.
Easf is a big deal in Egypt. In an Arab engagement, her parents would have been at the first rose ceremony. Around here, the engagement happens when both families have decided the marriage is a good idea, not when the two actually in holy matrimony. One aspect is the same, though: In the Middle East and in "Bachelor" nation, actually knowing the partner before agreeing to arabmiddpe married is just an added bonus.
Arab men get insanely jealous, even if the object easy their affection isn't dating 24 other men. To imagine 25 Arab men competing for one woman makes me sure at least some would die, or at least be severely hurt. Rubbing an Arab man the wrong way can end in an explosion. Arab men do not appreciate other men making moves on their women.
One can only imagine what would happen on a show where that is the entire premise.
If Arab viewers were to hoyfriend a fantasy suite episode, only one guy would be left in the running, and there would be a ring on his finger. Premarital intercourse is still a taboo in the Arab world.
There is a reason why none of these dream dates ever took place in a romantic city in the Middle East. They would never allow those public makeout sessions.
A dream date in Egypt for me is going to a restaurant with my boyfriend, hoping no one else gets into the elevator so we could make out and ignoring the stares from 80 percent oooking the people around us. If the engagement follows, the crowd would go berserk. Hundreds of aunts, uncles and cousins would want to be part of the action just as much as mom and dad. A televised Arab wedding, however, would be 10 times as entertaining.
Hundreds of relatives, completely sober, would be going insane and celebrating the couple. By Sina Stieding. In Germany, a similar dating show draws in boyvriend large of viewers every week.
The aim of the show is marriage, so you would think Arabs would totally be into it. Jealousy When Shawn got jealous, everyone in the Middle East could relate. Public displays of affection If Boyfrend viewers were to watch a fantasy suite episode, only one guy would be left in the running, and there would arabmidrle a ring on his finger. In fact, even less drastic PDAs would, at the very least, be off camera.