a bride holding her husband on the stairs

Dear future husband,

Here’s a message from almost every potential bride out there. Kindly pay attention to the list below and take it into serious consideration.


A fed up Egyptian girl.

1) I’m not “el philippineya” (aka: maid)
Dear future husband,
Please don’t forget that I’m your wife, not the maid. When you come home, I’ll be expecting a kiss, not “fih akl eh” or “ekweeli 7agty 3shan nazel“.
 2) Don’t expect me to be your Megan Fox; I’m not expecting a Tom Cruise either
megan fox
Dear future husband,
 I like who I am and I cherish my original natural beauty. If you’re expecting me to look like Megan Fox, I’m sorry, you’re not going to find her in me. Just accept me and love me for who I am, just like I’m accepting you. Trust me; I’m dying for a Tom Cruise too, but I never verbalize it.
3) Treat me like a lady even when the little “Fifi Abdo” inside of me surfaces
fifi abdo
Dear future husband,
I’m decent and cute most of the time; don’t be shocked when the little “sharshou7a” inside me reveals herself during times of rage. Just be easy on me and stand by my side during this temporary phase.
4) Beraha 3alaia when it comes to cooking
bad cook
Dear future husband,
I assure you that you’re going to savour my pasta and chicken pané. But if you’re aiming for 7amam ma7shi and mombar, then remember that patience is a virtue. Thanks!
5) 7amaty has nothing to do with picking our kids’ names
not gonna happen
Dear future husband,
We’re the ones who are going to name our babies. I’m not allowing your mom to call our daughter “fatakat” or our son “Ga3far” in memory of her great great grandparents.
6) Please don’t stop being a classy guy
Dear future husband,
Our dates will resume even after marriage. Opening doors for me, bringing me flowers and giving me compliments are still non-negotiable.
7) They’re your kids as much as they are mine


Dear future husband,
Be prepared to learn how to change diapers and shower our babies. After 9 months of suffering on my own, I’ll be expecting a little bit of sharing. homa el aganeb ahsan menena f eh!