Dating culture middle east
Tourists do not share the same rights over Jordanian culture. Outward appearance is the one facet of interaction between locals and Western tourists most open to misunderstandings on both sides.A lot of tourists, male and female, consistently flout simple dress codes, unaware of just how much it widens the cultural divide and demeans them in the eyes of local people.Loose-fitting, opaque clothes that cover your legs, arms and chest are a major help in allowing you to relate normally with local men.On women, shorts appear flagrantly provocative and sexual, as do Lycra leggings. The nape of the neck is considered particularly erotic and so is best covered, either by a high collar or a thin cotton scarf.To some people, women with wet hair are advertising sexual availability, so you may prefer to dry your hair before going out.
It can be difficult, if not impossible, to convey your desire to be alone.If it’s possible to generalize, the three things that most annoy local people about foreign tourists in Jordan are immodest dress, public displays of affection and lack of social respect.In this section we try to explain why, and how to avoid causing upset.In addition, for reasons of modesty, many people expose as little skin as possible, with long sleeves and high necklines for both sexes.Visiting tourists who wear shorts on the street give roughly the same impression that they would wandering around Bournemouth or Baltimore in their underpants.