You don’t actually have to listen to them.” “You’re so fucking entitled,” she snaps at him. That night, Dina decides to go to a boy’s house, lying to her parents about where she’s headed.Egyptian society, at home and abroad, is held together by public secrecy—a proverbial don’t-ask, don’t-tell policy—that functions as a unique form of decency in a culture that prefers to look the other way than to talk about what is really going on.Ramy displays a catalogue of misguided assumptions about not only his parents but other Egyptians and Muslims.Toward the end of the series, Ramy decides to go to Egypt to figure himself out.
Ramy makes a similarly misguided assumption on his first date with an Egyptian-Muslim woman, with whom his parents set him up. The men are often too arrogant to consider that the women may be allowing themselves the same liberties that they do.
In an endearing scene between Ramy and his sister, he explains to her that she doesn’t need to listen to everything that their parents say.
“I don’t understand how you still don’t get it,” he says. Like, they have all this stuff that worries them, and they think, if they say it out loud, then it won’t happen, but that’s it.
We spoke to five different Muslims based in the UK, US, and Canada to find out where dating is going wrong for them.
Muslim dating apps are shit and the time it takes to communicate with someone is a turn off.
It is his first trip there in fifteen years, and his pre-formed view of Egypt is shattered the minute he lands.