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Girls of Riyadh

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Girls of Riyadh by Rajaa AlsaneaMany years ago I received an unexpected marriage proposal from a man I’d met just a couple of hours earlier. My speedy admirer was an outrageously handsome Saudi Arabian working for an international oil company.

“I’ve never met anyone like you before” he said, and I thought to myself, “Yep, I can totally believe that”.

“Marry me and come to Saudi, you’ll never have to work again and I’ll brew alcohol in the bath for you”.

It’s not every day you get an offer like that; a good looking meal-ticket and a life of luxury and constant sunshine. However, there was one big thing standing in the way; my utter dislike and contempt for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, one of the worst examples of a country with no rights for women. So it was a clear case of ‘Thanks but no thanks’.

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Around the World in Eighty Dates

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Around the world in 80 dates by Jennifer CoxIt is a truth universally acknowledged that an economically independent professional woman in her thirties must be in search of a soul-mate and will ask herself “Why are all the men round here so rubbish?” When this happens, the logical thing to do is to crack open another bottle of chardonnay, unwrap a big bar of Dairy Milk, and curl up with a good DVD. Some women may vow there and then to do ‘something’ about it and Jennifer Cox was one of those. Rather than signing up for a class in car maintenance, taking up SCUBA diving or signing up for online dating, she decided that if London wasn’t big enough to provide a soul mate, she’d take on the world. She’d already observed that foreign men always seemed more interested in women than the ones she found at home who seemed to find it a challenge to tie their own shoelaces and use a knife and fork. Thus was born the idea behind “Around the World in 80 Dates” (ATWIED) or as it was cruelly dubbed by some wishful-thinking would-be daters, “Around the World in 80 Lays”. In a flash Cox has pinged off emails to friends and contacts around the world and set up a network of potential dates across Europe, North America, Asia and Australasia.

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