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Why Are Weddings a Physical Dating App?

Exploring how weddings can turn into match-making events

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My Best Friend's Wedding

Some download dating apps, others are just wedding guests. Weddings in Egypt are some of the most chaotic events you can witness. Usually, attendees celebrate, dine in the open buffet, dance, and go home. However, Egyptian weddings are a whole other process. Regardless of the aunties who live for criticism and the ill-mannered kids–that we can take– there exists a subset of female guests whose motives for attendance raise eyebrows.Their singular mission? To secure a suitor. Like really what are you doing? Here’s how weddings eventually turn into a physical dating app. 

YOUR MUM KEEPS PUSHING

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Movie: Lady Bird

For a whole good week before the wedding, your mum starts mind games.  “How delightful it would be to witness you donning the bridal attire as well…” she muses, planting seeds of contemplation. “Do you know any of the groom’s friends who may be a good match?” Her persistent inquiries keep on pushing you forward. Feelings of missing out start clouding your thoughts, compelling you to orchestrate a rigorous pursuit, in hope of seducing “the one” amidst the wedding celebrations.

GROOM’S FRIENDS ARE IN FOR IT TOO

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Movie: Inception

Groom’s friends are invested in such stuff too. However, their intentions usually don’t include serious future plans. Single, desperate guys attending weddings often have high hopes of changing their status into “In a relationship” by the end of the ceremony. 

THE BRIDE MAKING MATCHES

Movie: Bridesmaids

The Mrs-to-be is already starting to act as your mother. Being the only married one in the group can feel embarrassing for some. This feeling won’t wash-out until at least one of the rest gets married. Thus, the impending bride initiates a persuasive campaign, armed with a meticulously curated list containing the names of her fiancé’s closest companions.

WEDDING GUESTS ARE INTRIGUING 

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Movie: My Best Friend’s Wedding

Weddings–despite their joyous nature– are lowkey depressing. Imagine being single among a couple-festive. However, you’re never really the only single one. That’s why you find yourself unintentionally approaching the guy standing alone around the corner.. Or maybe intentionally..

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