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), in a busy city like Dubai, when often feel lonely, vulnerable and dating online looks like the only solution. A few weeks after breaking up with my ex-boyfriend of six months – it was a very painful and complicated relationship – I eventually decided to have a look at Tinder, mostly out of boredom and to try to get over my ex.
It was just a way to kill time and exchange stories with my girlfriends but one morning I happened to swipe right on a 28-year-old American guy, objectively handsome and he immediately matched me. We swapped numbers on Whats App very quickly and I appreciated that.
Liana Liston, an accountant based in Dubai, believes not.
Like all of the women we spoke to, she feels that the region is essentially safe, with a few caveats.
He told me he was on a long mission after which he would come to Dubai to meet me in person.
We chatted romantically for two weeks until one day I found out he was still on Tinder where he happened to match my best friend-and-colleague and even started a conversation with her.
He soon apologized and told me he was new on Tinder and didn't know what I was actually looking for and that he feared I might have still been in touch with other guys or my ex.
RELATED: New Dating App Smoochr Wants Black Singles to Search By Skin Complexion and Twitter Isn't Pleased NICOLE BREWER iluv2cofounder, 35 RELATED: Popular Dating App Wants To Find You a Better Job and New Besties Too Location: Nizwa, Oman, 3 years Hometown: Detroit RELATED: Toni Braxton Opens Up To Her Sisters About Dating Again and You’re Gonna Love Their Reaction "I told myself that I wouldn't date in the Middle East, and yet not even a week after moving to Nizwa I met a man who became my boyfriend.
However, moving to the area without a spouse and children can be a daunting and sometimes isolating experience.
As an expat, RELATED: Survey Shows Which Dating Apps Have the Least Amount Of Eligible Men DONIELLE JOHNSON Scientist, 37 Location: Amsterdam, 2.5 years Hometown: New Orleans "Amsterdam is a city of passion and hookups. I have met guys attending events, through friends and just out exploring the city.
You meet someone, go out a few times, cohabit without marriage and then have a baby. I have definitely found it hard to date as a single Black professional woman in Amsterdam, but it is no different from the struggle I faced in the U.
He was African-Omani and our first encounter was at a local hotel bar with friends.
It was a whirlwind romance and we had a great time while it lasted.