Power, education, and prestige are also highly admired.
How she behaves and whether people gossip about her is very important to help guard her reputation.
Virginity is still honored in the Arab culture, and most Arab women would like to keep their virginity until marriage.
Courtship of Arab women is usually the process of selecting a suitable husband.
Nowadays, a lot of Arab women are able to choose their own dates and are also able to use the Internet to meet men.
In Western societies it is easier for an Arab woman to date non-Muslim men because of their openness of mixed-gender interactions in school or at work.
Although intermarriages outside Islam occur, it’s still quite rare.
Shame is not taken lightly in Arab cultures, and if an Arab does something embarrassing or shameful, it not only affects her but her whole family as well.
Because Arab women are supposed to be conservative, her chances of finding someone to marry may be ruined if she gets a bad reputation of being someone who goes out with different men.
They usually organize events such as speed-dating sessions and matrimonial dinners where they can meet with potential mates in a highly monitored environment.
However, people are still able to meet through online sites where they can chat and meet people through mutual friends.
In addition to family, respect, reputation and virtue in Arab cultures, education is very important when dating Arab women.