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    (Original post by Dirac Delta Function)
    There was an Iraqi Iraqi girl on here a while back that I communicated with by PM. She was obviously educated and had a refreshingly down to Earth personality.

    I wouldn't mind marriage with someone from lraq, but the impracticalities of it put me off.
    how so?


    (Original post by Dirac Delta Function)
    I think you are using a different definition of "freshie" to her.
    and yes, probably....
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    (Original post by infernalcradle)
    how so?
    Like meeting up, that sort of thing. Communication over phone/internet can only get you so far, I think face-to-face meeting is important.
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    I am going to invade your thread and occupy it for many years.
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    (Original post by Dirac Delta Function)
    Like meeting up, that sort of thing. Communication over phone/internet can only get you so far, I think face-to-face meeting is important.
    fair enough....a few guys I know though actually go back for several months with the sole purpose of "finding" a wife....

    although I'm curious how you do so when you don't know anyone well enough to even consider going down that path with them???
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    (Original post by thewiseone)
    I am leader of the American Thread.
    I am going to invade your thread and occupy it for many years.
    but we don't have any oil.....
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    (Original post by infernalcradle)
    but we don't have any oil.....
    who said I was here for the oil?
    I certainly never did.
    I am here to find your hidden WMDs and help establish a new government.
    :cool:
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    (Original post by Dirac Delta Function)
    Like meeting up, that sort of thing. Communication over phone/internet can only get you so far, I think face-to-face meeting is important.
    i've generally noticed though, there is almost an awkwardness with the interaction between guys/girls here of the iraqi descent, it seems almost as if the fact that you're always segregated has affected you all (who would have guessed splitting you up into separate rooms would cause that huh?)

    any comments?

    (Original post by infernalcradle)
    if thats what the girl is like....she wouldn't be a freshie.....and unfortunately I do know a few girls who are "freshies"....so they do exist

    but yes....agree that the guys are like that....
    a freshie is someone who has 'newly' arrived. there's going to be the village girl who never went to school, but the majority are educated and independent, i'm not sure where you have heard this propaganda from, and most importantly, why
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    (Original post by infernalcradle)
    fair enough....a few guys I know though actually go back for several months with the sole purpose of "finding" a wife....

    although I'm curious how you do so when you don't know anyone well enough to even consider going down that path with them???
    I guess you haven't been through the process yet because you're still some time away from marriage.

    Basically,you have to rely on family contacts then just go to her house, sit down and talk for an hour or so, then decide if you want to have more meetings.

    It's basically like interviewing.
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    (Original post by scherezade)
    i've generally noticed though, there is almost an awkwardness with the interaction between guys/girls here of the iraqi descent, it seems almost as if the fact that you're always segregated has affected you all (who would have guessed splitting you up into separate rooms would cause that huh?)

    any comments?

    I've been through it a few times, the girls are remarkably relaxed and confident. Context is key I think - if they know why you are talking to them, they are not as...well, hostile.
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    (Original post by thewiseone)
    who said I was here for the oil?
    I certainly never did.
    I am only here to help establish a new government.
    :cool:
    LOL Good luck buddy. Let me know it goes.
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    (Original post by Dirac Delta Function)
    I guess you haven't been through the process yet because you're still some time away from marriage.

    Basically,you have to rely on family contacts then just go to her house, sit down and talk for an hour or so, then decide if you want to have more meetings.

    It's basically like interviewing.
    ....Yup, for a full time job.
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    (Original post by neuro101)
    ....Yup, for a full time job.
    Or a full time employee
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    (Original post by scherezade)
    Yumma, 3balee u guys would have given up and started revising by now.....

    And as this marriage scenario sounds too repetitive. We don't want to be proactive, and then as soon as we near 30, we start becoming all fearful.
    And as for the guys, same goes for them.
    The fault is our traditions partly, not to mention the fact that women see marriage as enslavement and guys see marriage as a love story.

    We all deny part of the inevitable truth, is that our parents are going to undoubtedly interfer, our emotions are not going to be all lovey dovey, but lukewarm, and that in the end, we're just going to be thankful we're not the bachelor/bachelorette that everyone pities at parties.

    yeah...exams bring out my dark side.
    Habibiti, go study, imbein ta'bana. Ka'fee sheebena. : )
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    (Original post by thewiseone)
    who said I was here for the oil?
    I certainly never did.
    I am here to find your hidden WMDs and help establish a new government.
    :cool:
    The new government will however, not be new, but old.

    (Original post by neuro101)
    Habibiti, go study, imbein ta'bana. Ka'fee sheebena. : )
    la balla, daget roo7ee, WMD style.

    Plus, if i'm revising, i demand that you all stop having fun, and go revise too.
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    I was reading the last few posts and thinking- the problems and issues you face with marriage? It's very similar to our culture. My grandparents originate from India, but my parents are from Africa... I have a few Iraqi friends also, and I find so many similarities between our cultures...
    It's very interesting!
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    (Original post by malaikah)
    I was reading the last few posts and thinking- the problems and issues you face with marriage? It's very similar to our culture. My grandparents originate from India, but my parents are from Africa... I have a few Iraqi friends also, and I find so many similarities between our cultures...
    It's very interesting!
    How so?
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    What's with this attitude towards Iraqi raised Iraqis?
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    (Original post by Dirac Delta Function)
    Or a full time employee
    The pay better be good + benefits.
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    (Original post by Tzarchasm)
    What's with this attitude towards Iraqi raised Iraqis?
    The community. They probably bad mouth the 'backward mentality' and kids pick it up.
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    (Original post by Tzarchasm)
    What's with this attitude towards Iraqi raised Iraqis?
    They grow up in a completely different enviroment than us. Not that that's a bad thing but wallah brosef my arab isn't that great and I don't pray 5 times a day.


    But I should admit, two of my nieces married iraqi iraqis and both couples are very happy

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