There are a couple good reasons to want a divorce on your wedding night. Like if your new husband is discovered to have killer BO, or they get caught canoodling with a bridesmaid or something. But this one is beyond the pale.
According to Gulf News a Saudi woman was divorced on the wedding night because she was to busy replying to her friends congratulatory text messages instead of consumating the marriage with her new husband.
“Following the marriage ceremony, the groom took his bride to the hotel where they had booked a room,” a relative was quoted as saying to Saudi daily Al Watan. “However, as soon as the bride was in the room, she kept using her mobile. Her groom tried to get closer with her and become more intimate, but he was shocked when she ignored him, not responding to his words and action. When he asked her about the reasons, she answered she was busy communicating with her friends who were congratulating her on her marriage on the mobile. The groom asked her to delay the messages, but she refused and became angry. When he asked her if her friends were more important than he was, the bride answered that they were,”
When he asked her if her friends were more important than he was, the bride answered that they were.
Yesterday I posted that 1 in 10 people used their phone during sex, but how many people never even get that far due to cellphone use? Ah well, I guess they weren’t meant for each other.
Saudi Arabian divorce rates are some of the highest in the world according to ANSAmed where it’s reported that one in five marriages end in divorce, 80% before the first wedding anniversary. According to judicial sources this is due to the use of social media and family interference.
Interestingly enough, in a country where women’s right are trampled all over on a daily basis in 80% of divorce cases it is the women who files the divorce. The stats then go on to point out that in 63% of cases, the woman is employed, which is very telling of what they think about employed women.
Damn those independent women getting ideas above their station, right?