Men can say they’re dating to their families, because they’re generally assumed to have more experience in relationships, but women aren’t really allowed to let anyone know.
If two people do become seriously interested in each other, they’ll announce it and formally become engaged, but until then, dating is pretty much done under cover.
– In public, there are sometimes designated spaces for men and women.
The most obvious examples that come to mind are in mosques (which have a separate section for women), hamams (public baths), and cafes.
That’s because we have what psychologists call , or a sequence of events that we typically expect to occur in social situations.