SHOCKING- Father Seeks 1million Facebook Like For Daughters Hand In Marriage

Date: 18-12-2013 9:23 am (10 years ago) | Author: Ikedi Ike
- at 18-12-2013 09:23 AM (10 years ago)

A father in Yemen has asked not for money but for one million Facebook "likes" as dowry for his daughter's hand in marriage.
Yemen is one of the oldest centers of civilization in the Near East, and is a very traditional society. But one marriage there has been given a very modern twist.
Instead of asking his daughter's husband-to-be for a dowry payment, Salem Ayash, a poet from the city of Taiz, has asked for one million Facebook likes. That's a lot in a country of just 25 million, where internet use is limited.
The story has made big waves on social media there, with countless bloggers writing urging people to support the page so the couple can get married.
The page was set up on Sunday and has 30,000 likes so far.
No-one in Yemen can afford dowries anymore, locals say, explaining why the father's asking for a digital dowry - rather than gold or money.
The fact that many young men cannot afford dowries, and so cannot get married, is a hot topic in Yemen - with numerous attempts over the past few years to set a maximum legal amount. Neighbours often club together to help pay a dowry - which is set by the father of the bride - and mass marriages are becoming more popular as a way of making it more affordable.
Those commenting on Salem Ayash's Facebook page seem divided on whether it's a good idea or not. Many have thanked him for raising the issue of dowry payments, but others have questioned his motivations.
"All you want is to use your daughter to seek fame," writes one - noting that the Facebook likes are for his own personal page, rather than that of his daughter or her husband-to-be.
Ayash says he wants to see evidence his future son-in-law is making an effort to raise the one million Facebook likes - but he won't be rigid. "If I see that he's worked hard, I'm willing to be flexible to see them happily married."
this one is even more surprising

Posted: at 18-12-2013 09:23 AM (10 years ago) | Newbie
- ThoRam at 18-12-2013 10:11 AM (10 years ago)
Sad story
Posted: at 18-12-2013 10:11 AM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac