You know how when there was an app boom the sentence “There’s an app for that” become popular. Well in Kuwait, “There’s an instagram account for that” is getting there. Khe6ab announces the names of newly married couples on instagram and it’s pretty active with 1,000 likes on some of the announcements.
That was the title of an article Reuters wrote recently about Kuwait. It’s an interesting read, goes through how our society is changing and how divorce rates are increasing. According to Reuters up to a third of marriages in Kuwait end in divorce, that’s one of every three couples getting a divorce. More guys are getting married after the age of 24 than before.
A story in the article grabbed my attention. It was about a Saudi man and a Kuwaiti girl who wanted to get married. Her father refused so the guy had to make a power point presentation about his family heritage and income. The father was eventually convinced, seven years after the guy first proposed.