One would rather say it is his sister or something like that,” explains Sadeq. She was totally OK with the situation, because she knew her daughter well and knew what was going on.” Even though there was no parental complaint, Sadeq had to go to court on the next day to clarify the situation. In the end I had to sign some documents and they let me go.“In Iran it is unacceptable that a young man has a girlfriend. But, as I said, these things do not happen often,” concludes Sadeq.” “Yes, of course, and they are very proud of me,” answers the confident Irani. We all laughed and at that point I realized that true love knows no obstacles.They were both students of medicine and they met at their university. The situation is not as dark and gloomy as it appears to a foreigner like me.
“More affection in public, such as kissing and hugs, is unacceptable in public. Others prefer to go to more private places such as parks, for example.” In the Western culture it is becoming quite frequent that girls are hitting on boys. “It is very rare that a girl would flirt with a boy. If a girl shows affection towards a man, she does it very decently.Therefore, the judge asked me if I would accept such a relationship in case it had happened to my own sister. I was taken to a detention room for an hour and then interrogated again. Young people go out for a date freely, but there are some limitations regarding their behavior in public places.“It is generally forbidden to hold hands if you are not married.She was very cute, but I was too shy, so I asked a friend of mine to go and talk to her on my behalf.She rejected me, because I did not act like a gentleman.Although they were not even a couple, they were suspicious enough to be stopped by the police.“The policeman asked us politely about our relationship.Sadeq has been asked to go to the police station about six times in his life.Ones he got “caught” with his coworker while driving.“So, what about you, Samin, do your parents know about your relationship with Mohammad? It seems like locals accept the rules and live with them.At the same time, they find their little innocent ways out.