Social authorities in Saudi Arabia can arrest anyone who talks to a person of the opposite sex who isn’t a family member.
So how do men flirt with women in one of the world’s most conservative countries?
The king had a strategy to support women in the workforce ... The strict segregation of the sexes outside the home that is enforced in Saudi Arabia by the kingdom's powerful religious police means that women are effectively barred from many jobs.
The conservative clergy remain deeply opposed to their working in lingerie stores too. There have been complaints and even law suits from retailers.
Twice divorced, thrice married, it may come as no surprise that Donald Trump has applauded Saudi Arabia’s Shariah Law for making it easy for men to get divorced.
Between 20, the Republican presidential candidate recorded a daily 60-second commentary titled has now published a recording which contains Mr Trump’s views on the complex relationship between Shariah Law and marriage.
The labour ministry's original proposal to allow women to work in lingerie stores sparked a storm of protest from the kingdom's top clerics three years ago.
They issued a fatwa, or religious decree, barring women from any such work.
In the episode, the billionaire businessman delivers his own understanding of Shariah Law, claiming a Saudi man divorced his wife for watching a television show alone because he perceived it as equivalent to being alone with another man.
“I’ve heard a lot of different grounds for divorce but here’s a new one - a man in Saudi Arabia divorced his wife for watching a television show when she was at home alone,” Mr Trump said on the programme.
There are still honourable Israelis who demand a state for the Palestinians; there are well-educated Saudis who object to the crazed Wahabism upon which their kingdom is founded; there are millions of Americans, from sea to shining sea, who do not believe that Iran is their enemy nor Saudi Arabia their friend.
But the problem today in both East and West is that our governments are not our friends There are 14 pro-democracy demonstrators who face execution after being caught up in protests against the royal family which turned violent.
Top cleric Sheikh Abdel Aziz al-Sheikh warned shop owners that employing women was a "crime and prohibited by Islamic Sharia law." He said that allowing women to work as sales assistants was "shameful" and would result in "major problems" as eventually they would inevitably interact with male strangers. But the labour ministry has taken on some 400 inspectors to ensure that the new law is respected by all of the kingdom's 4,332 lingerie stores.