Dating foreigners in cairo
Men and women usually live at home with their parents until they get married.
Traditionally, extended families lived together, however, with the new situation in Cairo - as houses were abandoned in favor of apartments - the traditional family has given way to the nuclear family.
In the lower classes, the chance for intermingling of the sexes is rarer, and sometimes families negotiate a marriage for an unmarried son or daughter.
However the couple is introduced, the steps toward marriage are the same.
Education and most religious instruction comes from the family - this is where children learn about societal values.
Unlike in the West, children usually live with their parents until they get married, even through college.
Apartments usually have one large room in the front - the living room, where the family entertains guests.
Guests who are not relatives are generally not permitted back into the rest of the house.
Traditionally, women would remain in the back of the house and not come into the living room if someone who was not a close friend or family visited, although this is less common now.
It is, however, considered inappropriate for a woman and man who are not married or related to be alone together.
Toward the end of high school, children take an exam similar to the SAT required of students planning to go to college in the U. The results of that exam determine which college each student will attend and also which fields of study are open to that student.