That isn’t to say you won’t find secular families that are very open-minded and will accept you with open arms, but these are not as common.
After all, not many expat women dream of living in the kingdom, and many Saudi men know this.
Relationships in Saudi Arabia, however, are very unconventional.
The first question any expat woman might have is: should non-Saudi women get involved with Saudi men?
If your Saudi husband is deceased, his father, or oldest brother, will need to grant this permission.
If you are not in good terms with the family, this may cause complications.
The exception is very rare, I’ve yet to meet the wife of a Saudi that is not Muslim.
When non-Saudi women get involved with Saudi men, they should expect that any children from the marriage will also be Muslim.
I’ll list several things for you to consider, which will hopefully shed light on what happens when non-Saudi women get involved with Saudi men.
Above all–always be cautious–you are in a country which strictly prohibits dating.
Love and romance are never too far away anywhere you travel, and Saudi Arabia is definitely no exception.