The reality is that many do and many marry people they have fallen in love with.
Overall, it is still the exception and not the rule, yet visit any Starbucks or mall in the country and you can see that Western style dating is happening in Kuwait.
Kuwait prides itself on being a country of Eastern values and Western mentalities, but in this modernized country, it is often difficult to figure out where East meets West; where do you find a similar minded (and hearted) person and then how do you determine if he/she wants a life, not just a lifestyle? There are a lot of myths that you shouldn't try to mingle with Kuwaitis (Arabs for that matter). The key is to be more discreet than you would be in the US. What about arriving in kowait city with my 8years love (not married yet)?
I'll be there for a job for 2 years and my boyfriend is an architect. Could we live in the same appartment, sleep toghether etc without being married ? Well this article is filled with vivid details on the Kuwaiti culture, which shows that you’re pretty familiar with all norms and traditions.
You meet someone you like, you fall in love, you may or may not ever meet his friends; depending on weather his family is open minded or not, you may or may not ever date in public, you may or may not meet the family until (if you get this far) the man announces to them that he plans to marry you.
Then, what happens if the family doesn't agree or worse: World War III erupts and potential-mother-in-law suddenly develops a "near" fatal heart condition?
Sitting a man down in any culture only adds additional confusion because men tend to be commitment-phobics who will run from serious conversation.
A marriage-related question-and-answer session with a member of the male species only serves to free up a single girl's schedule for other males of the species.
Kuwaiti women are intelligent and likely want to find out if her mate is intellectually compatible and if it will be a suitable love match.
What happens if he isn't the "right one" and a divorce ensues?
Cultural difference, appearance, and varied outlook always make another culture very attractive.
Sometimes language is a problem and sometimes finding someone from your own socio-economic background is difficult (although the same could be said anywhere). The desert in the winter; the islands in the summer Don't be afraid to get out there and meet people!
Meeting men in Kuwait is no problem for a Western (or really any other nationality) woman: in the car, at the mall, at a restaurant, in the aisles at Sultan Center, walking, on the internet. There are common dating rules to follow in the West and almost everyone plays by them: You meet someone you like, you fall in love, you meet his friends, you meet his family, you might move in together, you get engaged, you get married and have kids.