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Cue me, a little vegetarian hijabi entering his life.
We somehow dated for two years, but the first time I had Christmas dinner with his family, his father asked me what I thought about Hamas.
So my escape route the next day was that much more interesting.
Suffice to say, lesson learned.” "It was our third date and things were going pretty well.
And in the middle of it is your average hijab-wearing girl who just wants to listen to some trap music, contour like a Jenner, and not be asked her political views or ISIS every time she leaves her house.
Can a girl breathe — or better yet, can she get a date? When you wear a hijab, something as simple as getting a cup of coffee in the morning can turn into a political statement, and navigating romance isn't much easier.
' It's just a kiss,' he said, as if reading my mind. After a long silence he asked, ' You've kissed other guys before, right?
' I might try to steal a kiss,' he warned me via text.
How about you just ask me what I want to be when I grow up instead?
” “I think the weirdest thing that’s ever happened to me is getting a Facebook message from this guy I met at a Muslim Students Association’s event. Here I am at my first week of university after spending 12 years at an all-girls school, thinking I am finally going to have my moment, and instead I get this fool.
' We'll see,' I responded, hoping to come across as coy, when I was actually terrified. I was 24 and couldn't even kiss someone without feeling like I was going to hell.
When the moment of truth came, he touched his nose to my cheek, waiting for me to respond. Sunday school teaches you things you can’t unlearn, no matter how badly you want to. It felt like a million years before he finally said, jokingly, ' Jeez, I don't know if I can be your first!
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