Will she propose? Arabs toy with touchy topic on social media

In the Arab speaking world of social media, the hashtag ‘if the girl proposes’ trends on Twitter. (File photo: Shutterstock)

Should the girl propose marriage? Or is it exclusively a man’s job? The question proved a hot topic on Sunday among Arabs on social media site Twitter.

The Arabic hashtag, which translate to “If the girl proposes,” was tweeted 42,000 times, with many users voicing their opinion.

It is unknown what started the trend, which first became popular on Saturday, although thousands of Arabs from around the world joined in on the fun.

Some said that the trend was a mere excuse for women to look for love, while others appeared to take them up on the offer.

One Twitter user stated that "girls are just looking for men," on social network while another said "it's not forbidden, but it's not normal."

Another commented "No we can't have this kind of talk."

Others, meanwhile, were bemused by the topic and showed their reaction using popular videos from the internet.


Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:48 - GMT 06:48