(From Gulf News)
Byline: Shadiah Abdullah
Can smoking hurt your marriage prospects?
The answer was 'yes' according to some Dubai residents who talked to Gulf News in a spot survey.
Your chances diminish further if you are a female, they said. Some men, even though they smoked, said they would not marry a woman who smokes. Their attitude showed that there is still a taboo associated with women smoking in this part of the world.
They attributed their rejection of a woman smoking to the fact that a conservative society or parents do not accept such behaviour from a woman. One of the men even broke his engagement with his fiancée because she refused to give up the habit. …