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Most modern Egyptians consider Muslim or Coptic Christian beliefs when it comes to the opposite sex and dating as it is practiced in the West is relatively rare.
Marriages were sometimes recorded in a legal document, usually to protect each partner's property in the event of divorce and insure the well-being of the wife and children.
When a match is made, the prospective groom sends a female relative from his family to the prospective bride's father to offer marriage.
The fathers of each family assess the families' compatibility and finances, in addition to the compatibility of the couple.
Before marriage, couples undergo a betrothal ceremony and exchange rings on which each other's names are engraved.
Coptic Christians typically marry within the faith, with non-Coptic partners required to convert, notes the BBC.