by Hauwa Gambo
A Saudi woman is offering A Saudi woman is offering to pay SAR5m (about $1.33m) to find a husband of her taste, local media are reporting. This marriage offer announcement was made in the Arabic language magazine Roa – though it did not mention her name, age, physical description or even location.
“Applicants should provide their contact number so the woman will contact them in case she agrees on the marriage,” the magazine said, adding that interested applicatnts contact her by fax or email.
According to ArabianBusiness.com:
The woman stated she did have certain conditions, such as her potential husband must “appreciate marriage life,” but she declined to go into more detail of the criteria of how she would judge any applicants.
The magazine quoted the woman as saying: “It does not matter whether the new husband is attracted to my money as the most important thing is that he must appreciate marriage life and marital duties… he will live with me in my villa and must accept all my conditions which I will reveal to him later.”
She added that she would be willing to accept a “misyar” marriage – an arrangement where couples live separately.
The woman has been married before, but it ended in divorce, the report claimed.
“I made the wrong choice first time…. I want to make the right choice now… my main obsession now is to marry… I am desperate to marry,” she lamented.
(See the Find a husband, BY FIRE photo HERE)
Although permitted in Saudi Arabia and under Islam, Misyar is not popular with many who see it as “legal prostitution”. Women lose nearly all their rights in a Misyar marriage and there have been reports that nearly 80 per cent of Misyar relationships end in divorce.