In the West, kissing is okay and holding hands and being romantic with words and etc. even on the first date. But I've been told by one person that Arab men are slow to move if they take the girl seriously. No touching and being respectful and cordial even if (or especially so) they really like her. From the sounds of it, it's like friendzoning the girl with the exception of not mentioning other girls and the intention is different.
I've dated lots of western men and they've spoiled me with honesty and directness. Never gone Arab. It's not smart to compare the two as they are different cultures which is why I'm posting this, to get some clarity and validation from what one person told me.
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Yeah I like having "directness" lots and lots and lots of directness0