Marriage Proposals!

Today’s post is a special one. Liliane from and I collaborated on the below post. We discuss the topic of traditional marriage proposals in Lebanon. Check her post Also a big SORRY to those who don’t understand Arabic, I provided an English version of the cartoon at the bottom of the post (I have to warn you it loses some of its funniness though).

After 2 years

And for the non-Arabic speakers here’s the English version!

After 2 years

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Have a wonderful day guys!


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19 Responses to Marriage Proposals!

  1. Liliane says:

    very fun to collaborate with you 😀 and now depending on the audience’s response, will see if you dare repeat the experience with me lol 😉

  2. Nicolas says:

    2 years is a loooong time… I would’ve say 2 months…(yes I’m married)
    Is it some “highlights” on the woman’s hair? 😉
    Very funny! Thanks!

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  4. nabeel says:

    Haha. I guess that’s the price you pay to be a member of society 🙂

  5. Peter says:

    I love commic stories. Very true. It happens all the time.

  6. fadyroumieh says:

    Hahaha hilarious 😀

  7. SomeOne says:

    I hear other speeches in the beginning:
    Jeyin notlob ida, tanrayyi7 ido…

  8. marriamb says:

    Haha good one :D.

    You know, here in Ghana when a guy wants to formally propose to a girl and ask for her family’s blessings they actually use lines very similar to what you have up there. It’s actually sweet, the girl’s sisters gather together with her and the guy’s family say something on the lines of; we noticed a rose we admired from the roses you have. Then the “arous’s” family points to one sister at a time asking whether it’s this rose until the actual bride is picked. She will be veiled during this. From this point on, the remaining traditional procedures take place.

    The bride and groom however, meet out of their own accord no family match making or anything. The above mentioned bit is very traditional that some people are even not acknowledging nowadays.

  9. Simon says:

    This is torture! I don’t care what her parents expect, i will never do this Group Proposal thingy!!! everyday I see the parental pressure that my mates suffer from and i thank God i’m single!

  10. iRoody says:

    This post is well timed, I just had the honor to live this situation when I last was in leb, hahay it was hilarious!
    The speech began like that: Ya jame3a, ne7na jeyin kermel hal benet …
    It was so crazy that I burst into laugh but I was able to hide it lol!

  11. Danielle says:

    HAHAHA..this is hilarious! I love it when you guys collaborate. “He is a thorn, not a flower.” haha

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