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Erbil dating guide advises how to meet single girls. You just need to know the basic steps how to date Kurdish women. Learn how to arrange dates with hot Kurdish girls, how to take your relationship to the next level and how to find your soulmate and fall in love. Read more on how to date local women and where to meet girls in Erbil, Iraq.


Girls in Erbil:

  • Looks of girls: 3 / 5
  • Attitude of girls: 3.5/ 5
  • Loyalty of girls: 3.5 / 5
  • Education level of girls: 2.5 / 5

Dating in Erbil:

  • Chance of arranging dates: 2 / 5
  • Casual dating culture: 2.5 / 5
  • Online dating popularity: 2.5 / 5

Sex in Erbil:

  • Women's sexual activity: 2.5/ 5
  • One-night stands: 2/ 5

More about Erbil:

  • Nightlife in general: 2.5 / 5
  • Locals' English level: 2/ 5
  • Moving around the city: 3 / 5
  • Budget per day: US$250 - $300
  • Accommodation: US$150 - $180

Dating

Also known as Arbil or Hawler, Erbil is the capital city of Kurdistan (a region of the three provinces of Northern Iraq). The city is regarded as one of the oldest cities in the world, dating as far back as 30,000 years ago.

Erbil is a small town that is currently undergoing steady growth in the main city of commerce in the region and is also the most modern place in the region. The total population of inhabitants in the city is 932,400 people.

Erbil is bordered by Duhok governorate and Turkey to the north, Nineveh to the west, Iran to the east, and Salah al-Din governorate to the south.

Erbil is a rapidly growing city known for modern malls, historic sites, and was once appointed as Arab tourism capital by the Arab Council of Tourism. It is one of the safest places in Kurdistan.

In contrast to the violence in other cities in Iraq which led to the U.S invasion in 2003, Erbil and other Kurdish regions have largely been spared. The weather in the city is very hot from June to August period.

During this period the weather can rise to 48o C, in most cases it goes higher than that. The winters are mild, it rarely snows in the city. The beginning of the year is always cold. Temperature can drop down to about 0o C from December to January.

The city has a diverse ethnic population of Kurds, Shabaks, Mandaeans, Armenians, Assyrians, Turkmens, and Arabs. The dominating ethnic group in Erbil are the Mesopotamian Arabs, who account for more than three-quarters of the population, followed by the Kurds.

The city is inhabited by people of diverse religions. The main religions that exist in Erbil are – Judaism, Yazidism, Alevism, Shabakism, Yarsanism, Zoroastrianism, Christianity, and the most practiced religion “Islam”. The majority of Kurds are Sunni Muslims. Muslims cover about 75% of the entire religious population.

The imported materials enter Iraq via Erbil, making it the center of trade in the country. The officially recognized currency for trade and other financial activities in the city is the Iraqi dinar. 1 Iraqi dinar equals 0.00084 USD, this makes the cost of living very convenient for Americans who travel to Erbil, especially for tourism.

The officially recognized language in Erbil is Kurdish. There are 2 dialects of Kurdish, the Sorani dialect and the Kurmanji dialect. Arabic is also spoken in the city but the use of the English language is quite rare.

Due to poaching, wildlife is almost going into extinction in the city. However, the authorities are doing everything possible to put an end to the activities of poachers. Erbil is the most beautiful and safe city for tourists in Iraq.


Dating Culture

Dating is not so rampant in Islamic nations. In cities like Erbil, you would find a small percentage of persons who are interested in engaging in premarital relationships or dating.

The fact remains that they are mostly Muslims and dating is not a popular concept in Islam, except those who engage in Halal dating. In Erbil, activities that occur during relationships are mainly influenced by the religious practices of the people.

You would rarely find unmarried couples, kissing, holding hands, or making out in public places unlike what is attainable in the western nations of the world. Initially, marriage was mostly arranged in the city; however, people now have the freedom to select their partners themselves. Under Islamic law, the husband is considered a financially responsible person in the marriage, the same applies to date. The man plays the major roles in the relationship; he ensures that the woman is comfortable, visits places of interest, and enjoys other benefits of being in a relationship.

Erbil is home to many foreigners. So, you would find that the city is filled with lots of foreigners who migrate to the city for various personal reasons.

In Erbil, same-sex sensual activities are highly discriminated against and prohibited. The men who engage in such activities are not allowed to enroll in the military. Same-sex marriages are illegal and punishable by the laws governing Iraq.

There are a plethora of activities you can engage in with your partner, some of the activities include, touring, cycling, going on multiple dates, and visiting night clubs for fun. Online dating is not so rampant in the city but you can find a couple of sites to meet beautiful girls in Erbil.


Women

Undoubtedly, the women of Erbil are known for their breathtaking beauty. Their complexion is limited to various shades of white, their eyes are often pale and come in blue and black. They are also known for their attractive physique even among the slim ones. They are also sporty and there is a good number of them in the military.

Despite their beauty, the females in Erbil are more concerned about improving their rights and attaining equality. They play vital roles in the society and politics of Erbil, but this cannot be compared to the roles handled by the men.

The women are open to various kinds of relationships but most of them who are citizens of Iraq are conservative when it comes to dating and relationships. Their activities are streamlined to the acceptable practices of their religion, mostly Muslims. The women in the city are not so educated compared to males.

Among non-graduates, only about 45% of females can comfortably read and write. However, most of the women from Erbil are not so concerned about attaining the peak of their careers as it seems difficult for them, but they are great mothers and home builders.

They are often reserved at first when they meet foreigners, but they get more acquainted with you, you see a different and more interesting side of the women. If you are looking to date a woman in Erbil, be sure to look smart, have a good command of the Kurdish dialect, and be versatile in general knowledge as most of the women may be unexposed and keen to learn new things.


Kurdish Girls (age 18 - 29)

These are undoubtedly the sexiest and most attractive girls in the city. They are not just young and enthusiastic about things of life, they are also vibrant and ready for various kinds of relationships, such as – one night stands, short and also long term relationships.

The ladies within this age bracket are naturally beautiful and possess the best body shapes even in their relatively small sizes. They are known to be fashion freaks and can be found in most of the popular malls in the city shopping for clothes and other clothing accessories.

Girls in this age bracket are generally not in for serious relationships. This is because most of them are concerned about having fun and meeting more friends around the city. Most of them would rather engage in relationships with fellow Kurdians rather than date foreigners.

However, you stand a great chance to have a relationship with them if you are appealing in their eyes and can provide them with all the fun they desire. You can find some of them in Fashion events; night clubs, restaurants, and bars where to go to unwind and have fun when they are not engaging with other strenuous activities.

While some of them focus on their academics, the rest of them get married and settle down at this age. Erbil is found in an Islamic nation so the practice of early marriage is still in vogue. Due to the disciplinary cultures and traditions of the people, the girls are perfect home keepers. If you are looking to marry a woman from Iraq, Erbil women are your best option.

Due to Western influence on the city, some of the girls can be seen wearing Western clothes rather than the traditional attires of the Kurdish people. Traditionally the women wear brightly colored outfits adorned with lots of beads and sequins.

The best way to locate local girls within this age bracket is to join any social media platform or online dating site for Ebril, there you would find girls of different shapes and body sizes who are willing to engage in various kinds of sexual activities with you.


Kurdish Women (age 30 - 45)

In Erbil, marriage is a yardstick to being regarded as an adult. So, it is quite rare to find a woman in this age bracket who is not married. A very few and insignificant percentages of women from this age group are involved in politics and the labor force. They are mainly housewives and spend more time tending to their homes. They are experienced from their marriages and they know what men want and when they want it.

The best way to differentiate the locals from foreign women is by their dress. The women from Erbil are often seen wearing more modest clothes, this is seen in their dresses covering their hands and legs to their elbows and knees and they are also adorned with golden ornaments because they normally receive some gold on their wedding day.

You may find it difficult to locate any married women within this age bracket who are available for any serious relationship with you. The reason is that they are often so faithful and respect the feelings of their husbands.

So, if you are looking to date a woman within this age bracket to have a serious relationship with her which may result in marriage, you should focus majorly on the single/widowed ones. Most of the women who would date you in the city, look forward to being married to you in the future.

As a tourist, you could find some women in the city who are ready to take you on tours around the city and show you places that might interest you. They may be very busy with their daily activities but would completely give you time when they are interested in you.


Kurdish Ladies (age 45+)

The women between this age bracket may be beautiful and attractive, but they are mainly settled in life. They are either married, divorced, or widowed and as a result, they find it difficult to engage in any serious relationship. However, this doesn’t mean that they can’t be found in the city when you see them and they agree to date you, you must ensure to be patient with them and reduce your expectations as they may not be able to meet them all.

They are often a bit plump as a result of old age and childbirth. They are experienced in various facets of relationships, so ensure to be straight forward with them.

Due to their experience, they are very active sexually and would easily satisfy you, if they pick interest in engaging in a sexual relationship with you. They are often very conservative about their relationship life and may not go into an extreme show of affection.


Foreign Girls (tourists, expats, students, etc.)

Erbil is one of the most visited cities in Northern Iraq. Due to its historic/ancient nature, it is home to foreigners from various cities and countries within and beyond the continent. Tourism is a major source of the city’s economic boost.

The city’s urban life can be dated back to at least 6,000 BC. This is one of the major reasons why there are lots of foreigners in the city. Lots of persons from various nations travel into the city yearly for reasons such as – tourism, education or business.

All foreigners meet a warm welcome from the locals upon arriving in the city. They try as much as possible to keep you as comfortable as you wish and also show you around the city when you so desire.

Most of these foreign women can be found in places like – The Erbil Citadel, The Kurdish Textile Museum, and the Erbil civilization museum where they go to see beautiful ancient pieces.

It is easier to date foreigners in the city than the local girls as the foreign girls are not restricted by the cultural and religious practices of the people. They are available for short and long term relationships with both locals and fellow foreigners.

It is pertinent to determine the extent of what you share with foreign girls when in a relationship. Some of them may not be interested in any long term relationship, rather they are just in it for fun.

One of the major reasons is because they know they may not stay so long in the city. However, if you are okay with having this kind of relationship, then go for it.

Not minding who you decide to date in the city, always ensure to carry out the activities are in line with the generally acceptable cultures of the people. Some of these cultures include – avoiding public show of love and affection.


Sex

If you are looking to getting laid with local girls in the city, you may experience some difficulties because most of the girls in the city avoid having a sexual relationship with foreigners.

This is more common with foreign girls in the city. However, if you successfully enter into a relationship with any of the local girls, sex will be a bit easier for you. Society generally frowns at premarital sex, most of the girls would rather have sex with their husbands and this is why the majority of the girls remain virgins till they get married. You could find a few gold diggers in the city, both local and foreign girls. The local girls who engage in a sexual relationship with foreigners are mainly influenced by their foreign neighbors or friends.

To easily locate girls to get laid with you, your best bet is online dating sites. This is because most of the girls are very discreet about their sexual lives and would rather not talk about it in public, so they join online dating sites to satisfy their needs.

You can find some very pretty and curvy girls who are horny and ready to get down in the city.


Sex Culture

You will rarely find people discussing sexual matters in public places in the city. However, casual sex is not a herculean task in the city. The sex culture is mainly influenced by the personal religious beliefs of the people and it varies among the different religions. If you are in a relationship, you must ensure to carry out all forms of intimacy and sensual activities in private to avoid side talks and gossip among the people. There is no proper sex education both in schools and at home for the younger females.

Generally, prostitution is legal in Iraq. The penal code prohibits residents from practicing such activities in the nation. The city of Erbil is not an exception, both the pimp, prostitute and client are held liable for criminal penalties.

You might want to stay away from such practices to avoid facing the wrath of the law. As earlier stated, same-sex relationship is also abhorred by the people and prohibited by law and if you are caught you would face legal punishments. However, you could find a few who are horny, ready, and willing to get down with you.


One-Night Stands

One night stands are not so common in the city of Erbil. The women prefer dedicated men willing to date them for a long period and even get married to them subsequently.

However, if you look in the right place, you could manage to find some attractive women who are ready to hook up with you. It is also quite difficult to just restrict yourself to a one night stand in the city because the women are extremely good in bed and if you find one who satisfies your sexual needs, you may likely invite her over and over again to spend the night with you.

If you are interested in having a one night stand in the city, your main focus should be on the foreign girls who travel into the city for various purposes. This set of girls do not show interests in long term relationship, they rather engage in one night stands and find their way back to their houses in the morning. You can locate some of the girls to hook up with for one night in the bars and nightclubs. The majority of the girls in the city will only engage in one night stand with you if you have some money to pay them.


Best Places to Meet Single Girls

There are many places to can meet single girls in Erbil. Nightlife in the city is awesome and the people have various ways of making it vibrant, to give you your required happy moment.

Single girls are found in various places and also head to various destinations around the city during the day. You can find them in market places, offices where they function mainly as secretaries and minor staff, malls, and schools. Ensure to focus on the kind of ladies that suit your relationship needs. If you are looking for someone for a one night stand or a short term relationship, you should try as much as possible to bear this in mind when you approach them.

Be ready to give a proper introduction of yourself and avoid delving into matters that concern sex on the first day, except in situations where you meet them in night clubs and wish to engage in a one night stand with them.

Some of the best places to meet single girls in the city are:

  • Erbil main square
  • Bekhal waterfall
  • Arab Quarter

One of the major and fastest ways to draw their attention is to look classy. Once you are well dressed and confident enough, it will be very easy for you to attract girls in the city.

They could show they have an interest in you by maintaining regular eye contact with you. When you finally approach her and a conversation ensues, try as much as possible to make her feel safe and comfortable with you.


Bars, Pubs and Nightclubs

Erbil is the only city in the Kurdish region that has a good amount of bars and nightclubs. Nightlife in the city is quite amazing and rarely would you find an empty nightclub anywhere around the city. You could take your partner to the night clubs to have fun after a stressful day.

If you are single and looking to find local girls in the city at night, the nightclubs are also the best option for you. The bars and nightclubs offer both traditional and international songs to keep your feet moving all through your stay.

They also have great cuisine and a variety of drinks for both locals and foreigners.

Some of the best nightclubs and bars in the city include:

  • Cigar Lounge – Andiamo Café: They serve a variety of wine, cognac, and cigar. It is one of the most classic lounges in Erbil. It is wide and has comfortable seats for customers. Feel free to visit the lounge and enjoy some cigar with friends.
  • Mamounia Sky bar: The bar is located on the top floor of Noble hotel in the Ankawa district of Erbil. This is a nice bar with a great view. Their food is excellent and you would have a reason to visit again.

They sell a variety of drinks both alcoholic and non-alcoholic. They have very friendly staff who are highly trained to offer the best service to their customers.

  • Aura lounge: The Aura lounge is located in Khabat Street, Erbil. They have amazing food, drinks, and shisha to satisfy you. Security is topnotch and they ensure your car is protected.
  • Chopin & Saray Piano Bar: The bar is a very nice place to visit with friends for some drinks. The waiters are very polite and well trained. You could go on Thursday or Friday, to enjoy the sweet music by the band.


Shopping Malls

Erbil is the citadel of commerce in the region. So many persons from within and outside the city, come to malls in Erbil to shop for their daily and long term needs.

The shopping malls contribute to the steady growth of the city’s economy. You can go shopping in the malls with your partner to get all you both need for your homes and offices.

Some of the popular shopping malls in the city are:

  • Royal mall: The Royal mall is the biggest shopping mall in the city. The mall matches the standard of so many internationally recognized malls all over the world.

The interior of the mall is filled with shops, game halls, restaurants, boutiques, and others. You could find virtually all you and your partner needs from the mall.

  • Family mall: The mall has the only cinema in the city known as “Empire cinema”. It offers almost all your needs.

Things you can do in the mall include – shopping, watching movies, playing games, bowling as well as eating. The mall is a great place to visit with your partner.

  • Megamall: The Mega mall is located on Birmam Street in Erbil. The Mall opens at 10 am daily and offers a variety of products to satisfy your needs.

Other malls include:

  • Sofy mall
  • Maxi mall
  • Vana mall
  • Tablo mall


Outdoors

Without a doubt, the chances of finding a girl outdoors to woo and engage in a relationship are quite high. All you have to do is target major events such as tours around the areas or any form of gathering that brings them together.

Appear charming to them and you stand a chance to get them to reply to your pick up line. Some of the major outdoor spots in the city include:

  • Erbil Citadel: The Erbil citadel dates back at least 6,000 years ago. The citadel is one of the oldest places on earth that is still standing and inhabited.

The citadel is inhabited by over 1500 people. The citadel is considered as one of her most dramatic and visually exciting sites in the world.

  • Bekhal waterfalls: The Bekhal waterfall is a very charming resort with breathtaking views, you would find places to rest and relax, restaurants, cafes, and tourist apartments. This is one of the best places to visit.

Be careful while walking close to the waterfall. Feel free to go with your camera to create some memories.


Universities and Colleges

The rate of female literacy is constantly increasing unlike how it was some years ago when female education was not relevant to the majority of the parents.

If you find yourself around this environment and you wish to connect with the ladies there, you must appear smart and know how to go for what you want. When you see her, feel free to approach her and kick off the discussion with any topic you feel would catch her interest.

You would know if she is interested in you by the way she responds to you when you greet her.

These young university and college students strive to focus on their education and pursue their careers. But you can find them most times after lecture periods relaxing in canteens or bars around the university.

Some of the recognized universities in Erbil are:

  • Hawler Medical University: The University is located in Erbil, the capital city of Arbil Governorate in Kurdistan. They aim at improving medical education in the region. The university provides undergraduate and graduates studies in various medical and health sciences.
  • University of Salahaddin: This is one of the public higher institutions in Erbil. It was founded in 1968. The university offers courses in over 20 departments, including - law and politics, agriculture, and Engineering.
  • Catholic University in Erbil (CUE): The University is a non-profit institution of higher education and scientific research. It is a multicultural university that welcomes all cultures, faiths, ethics, and backgrounds.

Other universities and colleges include:

  • Dijlah College
  • Ishik University
  • BMU Lebanese French University
  • Knowledge University, Erbil


Relationship

Being a city populated mainly by the Muslims, Erbil is filled with cultured and disciplined people whose lifestyles are strongly influenced by their religion.

Relationships in the city may be vague to the local and unexposed populace, but for those who are exposed and may have come in contact with some of the foreigners in the city, it is quite easy to get them to get into a relationship with you.

Erbil is a city with largely conservative girls, so when they agree to get into a relationship with you, most of them do it because they see the possibility of getting married to you in the nearest future.

To find girls who would engage in any form of relationship with you, your target should be in the public event centers in the city. In such places, you can find girls who are exposed to modern-day western lifestyles, fashionable and willing to engage in a short or long term relationship.


Holiday Romance

Erbil is an awesome place to have a romantic getaway with your partner. Its cultural heritage is second to none in the region. Erbil offers some of the best places for a holiday romance. The city has a lot of calm and cozy places for you to visit with your partner.

If you look forward to meeting a beautiful girl in the city, then you are in luck. You can find a very attractive and beautiful girls for a short term relationship in the city. They go as far as guiding you on tours around the city, showing you interesting and beautiful places.


Tips for Successful Relationship

If you are reading this section, you probably would have found that beautiful and amazing lady who makes you happy and brightens up your day. Now what you need to understand is that “it’s one thing to find her and it’s another thing to keep her. Do not get carried away by her acceptance that you neglect important tips to make the relationship grow stronger and stronger.

Some vital tips for a successful relationship include:

  • Don’t stay away after an argument: It doesn’t matter what led to the argument, if for any reason there is a heated argument between you and your partner, endeavor to reach out to her first, say sorry to make the atmosphere calm and try as much as you can to avoid whatever led to the argument.
  • Communication is key: This may sound funny, but the truth remains that girls are always thinking about people they are in love with. They crave you hear your voice and chat with you about how they spent their day. So, do everything possible to hear from her as much as you can. This will make her stay and cherish you the more.
  • Keep doing what attracted her in the first place: We often wonder why our relationship easily loses its spark. This is because the attributes that she saw in you before you both started dating slowly faded away. So, if you continue with those nice things you did from the start, she will have every reason to stay.


Love

Love requires selfless and sacrificial acts. Love begets relationships, marriages, and family. Love binds people from totally different backgrounds and makes them see each other as one.

In as much as Erbil is highly populated with Muslims, the people residing in the city are loving and caring. The women in the city do all they can to make you happy and comfortable once they are in love with you. You could find the love of your life in the city and the best thing is that when you do, you will know because there seems to be this magical feeling and attraction when you finally meet her.


How to Make Sure She Is the One

Although there are so many ways to prove her feelings and intentions, ensure to seek the following traits before concluding that she is the one for you.

  • She sees your challenges as hers: If a lady cares for you, you’re sure to find out by her reactions when you tell her about a challenge you are facing. If she’s really into you, she will do all she can to help you sought out the issue and she’ll support you through it.
  • You will always have something to talk about: Dating comes with lots of conversations, if she’s not interested in talking to you about her day or listening to what you have to say, she probably doesn’t care. So be careful to know if she’s ready to have a nice and interesting conversation with you.
  • Consistency: She follows through with all her relationship goals. She would always try new things to make you happy and comfortable.


Marriage

In Erbil, foreigners are allowed to get married subject to the provisions of the Social Status law. Marriages between two separate faiths are allowed except in the case of Muslim men and Muslim women.

To obtain a marriage certificate, the bride and groom must:

  • apply to a judge in the social status court
  • hold a religious marriage ceremony
  • obtain a medical report
  • appear before the court with all the required documents with their parents and witnesses.


Wedding

Wedding in Erbil is exciting and memorable. There are beautiful and comfortable halls in the city where you can hold a wedding ceremony. Wedding planners make the whole process very easy and convenient for you.

Some of the event halls include:

  • Monaliza Hall
  • Massaya Wedding Hall
  • Galaxy Hall
  • Ashty hall


Family Life

Thinking of residing in Erbil? You are up for the best family life you can ever think of in Northern Iraq. Erbil is safe and secured for all, the medical services are up-to-date and standard for any developed society.

There are good roads in the city that are regularly maintained by the government. So, if you wish to start a life in Erbil, feel free to go for it. The people are sure to welcome you warmly.


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