In their view, older generations are mostly unaware of such apps and disapprove of dating itself.
“Earlier, even Facebook was taboo,” wrote a 20-year-old Jeddah resident.
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(830,000 sq mi), Saudi Arabia is geographically the fifth-largest state in Asia and second-largest state in the Arab world after Algeria.
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Saudi Arabia is in an ambiguous geopolitical position, losing on a number of important fronts while gaining in military power and regional importance.
In Syria, Russian and Iranian support has enabled crucial battlefield gains for the regime of Bashar al-Assad — advances that have come at the expense of Saudi-supported rebel groups.
At the same time, Saudi Arabia's primary regional opponent still plans on spending a reported billion on Russian arms and is seeing its global standing improve after the January implementation of its nuclear deal with a US-led group of world powers. Low oil prices are forcing Riyadh to cut social services and impose unprecedented taxation measures, while the government plans on raising money through privatizing some of Saudi Aramco, the country's multitrillion-dollar state oil concern.
Despite these challenges, Saudi Arabia is arguably the most powerful of the Arab states, thanks in part to its low breakeven price for oil production and the effect of ongoing conflict and dysfunction on traditional regional leaders like Syria, Egypt, and Iraq.