Yes, it is a little odd being arrested for just walking next to someone of the opposite sex.
The punishment for sex outside of marriage is a hefty number of lashes.
Do not–absolutely do not–date a married woman (and some may try to approach you). Saudi Arabia has one of the highest worldwide ratios of twitter and facebook users when compared to population.
The women, especially, are quite sensitive, almost naive.
I recommend you never try to take advantage of them, as it can backfire and cost you dearly.
Western Embassy parties are fun and facilitate dating in Saudi Arabia since veils are not allowed, and you will meet both men and women that are open-minded.
You may also meet potential dates from your own home country, or another country.
First of all, dating in Saudi Arabia is nothing like in the west. This is how they are raised to think, and this is what you must respect.
It doesn’t necessitate you having to marry the girl or guy you’re dating, but just be aware that it will always turn up during conversations.
All embassies usually throw parties at least once a month.
These parties also serve alcohol, which is one of the easiest ways of getting alcohol in the kingdom.
If you do encounter one that is older than 30, be careful. I also recommend you sign up for the dating site Muslima–it is a very easy way to meet a partner.