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Online matchmaking becomes popular in Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia has been known as an ultra conservative society especially for women. But, things are slowly changing with the residents of the Middle Eastern country increasingly using the Internet. As a result, marriages are taking place after men and women look for spouses over the social networking websites.

Ibrahim Aljohany, a Saudi social worker told AFP: “The existence of marriages through online (web) sites is becoming common because everyone is using the social network. The presence of women being online also brings to light what is hidden and what was considered red line.”

This is a relatively new thing for people in Saudi Arabia, especially women. They are deprived of so many rights as well, for the sole reason – being female. They are not allowed to marry men of their choice. But these are all changing with the introduction of online networking websites.

The residents of Saudi Arabia are happy with the change, which will help the country become modern as well. One resident from the country said, “We have entered a new millennium and everybody is using the Internet. There is a lot of fraud but if these services are credible for matrimony, why not?”

But, these residents also need to be careful with such websites, as there are some, which may be fraudulent and also may be related to prostitution rackets.

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