But when it comes to finding ‘the one,’ most of us would agree personality is the most important factor.As a young Sikh, dating in the modern age can be tricky when you come from a family of traditional values.“All my friends are talking to boys on social media,” said a 23-year-old woman who described meeting a former boyfriend through Facebook.Their relationship evolved into secret excursions in his vehicle and steamy encounters, she said.In a country with strict gender-segregation rules, unmarried men and women who mingle can face harassment or worse from religious police.
In April, the government shut down a women's magazine for dedicating a special report to cohabitation, a practice commonly referred to as "white marriage." A Washington Post journalist detained for almost six months in Iran has been indicted on unspecified charges, the country’s official news agency said Wednesday.(Vahid Salemi / Associated Press) Nina and Ahmad have lived happily together in their small one-bedroom apartment for years.They share the cost of groceries; they split the rent.“It’s no bad thing if someone goes to the gym and looks after themselves,” 24-year-old Anna explained to .“But someone who spends literally all their time in the gym and has no time to see me (and eat unhealthy but delicious food with me), that’s not cool.” Amber, a 23-year-old from Bristol, says it’s sometimes annoying when her fitness-obsessed boyfriend doesn’t want to go out and eat at restaurants she wants to go to: “I made halloumi and butternut squash burgers recently and he insisted on weighing his slice of halloumi to track his calories! Of course for many people, following a healthy diet and fitness regime isn’t about vanity.The 35-year-old TV presenter, who has often spoken about her 'big fat Greek family', said her boyfriend's nationality was a major problem for her strict father, who essentially cut ties with her when the relationship started.