Amany Eid

Our Ideal Egyptian Husband

The men, we meet in our lives, are fathers, brothers, uncles, cousins, class mates, colleagues at work, or bosses. Of all the possible men we meet, there always remains a man we imagine, we dream of, we yearn for, to be our husband – our Egyptian husband.  Why Egyptian husband, because we were brought up,…

Interview with a Bad Boy

Bad Boys. They are exciting, charming, been around the block, can make us feel good about ourselves (and also bad). We enjoy their company, and we might actually seek it, yet the results are almost always painful unless handled with extreme intelligence while maintaining an emotional distance, which is usually quite the challenge to do.…

NEW YOU- in Love

  The year has ended: filled with agony, pain, lessons learnt, tears, happy times, laughter, joy, very special moments and separation. We have to look in retrospect, what did we do wrong? What did we do right? How could we have prolonged the happiness? How could we have avoided the pain? How can we be…

Are you a Strong Woman? Or a Nice Girl?

  Are you a nice girl- and people often take advantage of your patience, compassion and generosity? Are you let down often because people do not treat you as well as you treat them? Do you give people the benefit of the doubt and are let down often? Do you give people too many chances?…

DUMPED-but Alright!

  Everyone hurts – whether they show it or not. In many ways – big or small – we are all offended one way or another every day of our lives. The offense could come from being ignored at meetings, ignored by a husband watching television or by being rejected by the one you love.…

Estargel

Lazing around in the summer time, hanging out with friends, day dreaming and discussing the ideal men we would like to marry; our knights in shining armor to be: the first images that come to mind are that of handsome men. Maybe someone who has the looks of Rushdi Abaza, Matthew McConaughey or Brad Pitt.…

Men, Money & Me.

Yes, we are facing an economic crisis, employees are being laid off, businessmen are suffering and finding a job might not be that easy. Meanwhile, we women work, and compete with men for jobs, and it happens that a lot of us are also single. In a tough corporate world, whether in the west or…

What Type of Single Girl Are you?

Yes, there are a lot of us single women in Egypt these days. In my personal observations of the types of single women around, in terms of attitude and approach towards their marital status, I have come across the following types of single women:   The Optimist Usually, she is at peace with herself and…

The New MBA : Married But Available

Egypt is no longer the scene we see in the old Arabic black and white movies, nor is it represented by the movies shot in the 70’s and 80’s. The times of our Grandparents and parents are gone; society has changed, whether in terms of the visible or the hidden. In specific, technology and globalization have…

The Quest for an Egyptian Bride

In Egypt today, finding a suitable husband is an issue, especially with the rising number of unmarried women relative to the available men. The statistics vary, saying that the ratio of single men to women, is 1:4, some say, 1:7……..the figures vary significantly, and are generally like most of our local statistics are not very…