Still, Azadi had to balance independence with caution.
She ascended the staircase only when it was clear of neighbors and admonished visiting friends to walk on tiptoes to avoid attracting attention.
They tend to hang out in large groups of other Persian girls and bounce around town in these flocks. You don’t know anyone in her social circle, or her family. You are the wonderful man that is going to show her what America is really like, including its sexual liberation.
Although not my cup of tea, I know a substantial population of men find them sexy and desirable, yet are left clueless on how to bed one. You don’t have to take her to 0 dinners or anything like that, but let’s just say happy hour and tacos is not going to cut it. You treat her like a foreigner that is just visiting – take her to tourist spots, show her around town, fun restaurants.
For some men, it's not in the having as much as it's in the Getting.
They love the hunt, but once they have their "trophy" they lose interest and go looking for something else.
(Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)Now 35, Azadi has moved to a more genteel part of town but still lives by herself.
More than 3 million educated Iranian women over 30 are unmarried, according to Mizan, the official news agency of Iran’s judiciary.
The key is to remember that someone from another land isn't necessarily any different than someone that you might meet from your own country. Just because their speech is laced with what you perceive as romantic or exotic sound qualities, doesn't mean they are particularly any better. Alicia - you sound like a logical woman - and have handled some of the dimwits here very well I am in Los Angeles, a place that has an ABUNDANCE of Persian and Armenian men.
I knew a Portuguese man who married a friend (the stunningly-gorgeous daughter of another friend). His family was against the marriage ("you married an Anglo? Dude, if you're at that point, you don't need any more secrets. That's like saying the secret to hitting a home run is running around the bases.
") and somehow prevailed upon him to break hhe marriage and abandon his son. She remarried, to another of my friends, and is now happy. She says she won't date white guys, but has never explained it to any of us. To the OP: in my (admittedly limited) experience with Iranian families, they've struck me as being incredibly insular and just a tad racist. They believe that you cannot convert to the religion, you must be born into it and are usually really reluctant to date outside their religion IME.
But men in the building still wondered about the single young woman upstairs.
Fahimeh Azadi, 35, a university graduate and tour guide who is fluent in English and Russian, is among a growing number of women in Iran who are electing to remain single.