I learned that online dating is a 1.25 billion dollar industry, with over 41 million Americans trying online dating annually.

Though I knew that online dating had grown more prominent in recent years, I had no idea that in 2013 11% of American adults had tried an online dating website or app.

Though some may have a slight humor to them, the real separation and danger facing two individuals wanting to connect in this region can be terrifying.

The development of technology and it’s consequences in the Middle East has been interesting to observe.

Dating online can give you courage to approach people you find attractive but might be too nervous to say anything to in person. East Enterprise single Middle Eastern women are waiting to meet you!

When you add potentially stifling culturally conservative viewpoints on top of the standard difficulties of dating, it can seem downright impossible.

It is fascinating to me to see the ways that modernization can clash or be influenced by a particular culture.

Online dating is a specific phenomenon that has taken an impressive flight in popularity in the western world, and is now beginning to emerge in the Middle Eastern region.

People may face legitimate danger when trying to interact with someone of the opposing group.

A blog, called Pales TINDER, has been posting excerpts of online daters’ conversations online.

It makes intuitive sense; as I’ve discussed in a past blog the population of Internet users in the Middle East has been growing rapidly, and will continue to do so.