Hello, am a Malaysian girl of Chinese descent who is currently dating a Jordanian guy of Palestinian descent for a year in Dubai. I was wondering what are the dating culture like for Jordanians? I have dated guys from diff backgrounds eg: Europeans and Asians, though I find my culture alittle bit closer to his, I can't help noticing the difference. He's very sweet, gentle, smart etc. But sometimes his behaviour can be abit hard to adjust to. We both love each other and he's been talking about marriage and stuff. However, what astonishes me is that, although he tells his friends I am his "wife" and takes me everywhere and shows me affection in public etc, but when it comes to his family knowing about me, he's abit nervous. I can't understand why. He told me his family is very open minded, and his older brother married a German lady and his parents would have no problem accepting me. But why does he hide me from his family? He told me that in Jordan, especially when he's Palestinian, when you bring a girl home, it means you're taking her home for approval from parents? And the next step would be engagement. Is that true? Am very confused and he says he needs some time to "expose the truth" to his parents. Any advice?