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' I might try to steal a kiss,' he warned me via text.' 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! I’ve always felt more comfortable dating non-Muslim guys, because it comes with fewer expectations.I wear a hijab, but I don’t think people realize that wearing a hijab doesn’t mean you have a pre-determined personality type.And no, my Prince Charming has still not arrived.” “We had known each other for years.I met him at 18, liked him, and thought of him as a brother.' 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? (WOMENSENEWS)– Munira Ezzeldine, a marriage counselor in Irvine, Calif., who is one of the instructors of a premarital course, tells me that Islam in America is at a “kind of crossroads now.” She explains, “We don’t have something called dating in the Western context, you know with pre-marital sex and all the stuff that comes with it.” But young Muslims are also not interested in having arranged marriages as their parents and grandparents did.Anyways, he was walking me to my car and he was being super touchy feely.I’m not an affectionate person, so I was slightly cringing.