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'Perfect talk' Among national girls, it is virtually impossible for a young woman to admit to clandestine meetings with boys, although from the tales young men tell, it is clear that these take place.Even being friends with such a girl can damage a reputation, a word that comes up often.But crucially, it also enables one person to contact another within a 10 metre radius without knowing their phone number.Ahmed Bin Desmal's friends joke that he is a "Bluetooth king".Many of the city's black-shrouded UAE girls say they cannot check out the latest fashions in Zara or sip a smoothie in a cafe without being bombarded with the phone numbers of hopeful admirers.Among UAE nationals - as the minority of the UAE's residents that are not expatriates are called - it is generally considered impolite for a man to speak to a woman he is neither married nor related to in public.
But the cards, scraps of paper and mobile phone messages that pass from male to female are testament to the double existence of some young UAE nationals as they take their love lives into their own hands.
And while some would like to meet their future husband "by coincidence" or through work, there is still caution about "love marriages". It's not that I don't want one, but our contact with guys is not that good, and a guy talks his perfect talk when he sees a girl so it could be a misjudgement.
Family marriage is a bit more risk-free," says accounting student Maryam Abdullah Bin Bilaila, 19.
Mohammed, 24, does not know how many girlfriends he has had.
He prefers expat girls because he can take them to the beach or to parties, but finds Bluetooth useful when pursuing locals.