Are You A Typical Kuwaiti Man?


“Angelo, you are so not a typical Kuwaiti”.

Honestly, I have been hearing this sentence since the day I was born. Through my life, this sentence is always used in both negative and positive lights. For example, one friend of mine was so angry that I’m not good at playing football that he yelled “What kind of Kuwaiti who doesn’t know how to play a freaking football?” And another friend of mine was impressed that I read books for pleasure and she has said once “Wow Angelo, you read books? That is so not what a Kuwaiti would do”.

So, as you can see, being called untypical Kuwaiti guy can have its ups and downs. Thus, I have derived a list (based on my experiences) on what it takes for a person to be qualified as a typical Kuwait person. Please note that this post isn’t intended to be serious, or offensive for that matter. It’s for your pleasure only!

What Makes You A Typical Kuwaiti Man?

1. You are good at playing football but lack the footballer’s body
2. You love playing “Kout Bo Setah” but hate playing Uno
3. Your Playstation 2 can only play Winning Eleven
4. You eat with your bare hands…even when dine in a restaurant.
5. Your idea of “dating” is to chase girls around at “The Love Street”
6. You don’t read books for pleasure
7. Your taste in western music is based on the current, generated hype
8. You fart in front of your friends
9. You make the “KAAAK Laugh” at the movies
10. Beirut, London, and Bangkok are your ideal vacation spots
11. Your average cell phone bill is beyond 100KD
12. You cannot live without an “European Satellite Dish”.
13. You watch football more than an English man would normally watch
14. Your idea of liberalism is to drink and have sex but not to eat pork
15. You consider Stallone, Van Damme, and Segal as your favorite actors
16. Most of your jokes are based on Kuwaiti comedy plays
17. You cannot joke with your friends unless you cuss
18. Your cell phone is filled with jokes and pornographic text messages
19. You cannot accept girls as your friends or as colleagues
20. You always accept girls as your girlfriends
21. High school is your favorite period of your life
22. You smoke in the non-smoking areas
23. You think a dishdasha creates a true man
24. You want your wife to be an exact replica of your mother
25. You show (or pose) your muscles in your facebook and Hi5 accounts
26. You use famous football players and movie stars as your online avatars
27. Your English vocabulary is based on Rap music
28. You consider Gulf Road as a Formula-1 track
29. Your only use of English is when you use the “IRC language”
30. You cannot live without having a loan or a mortgage

Now, if you satisfy at least 10 conditions from the provided list then consider yourself a typical Kuwaiti man. Honestly, I can add more than 30 conditions but I had to stop at some point. Again, I hope you take this post as it’s originally intended. After all, I am a Kuwaiti and damn proud to be one.

29 responses to this post.

  1. There are the good and the bad of many things..

    Im a few on the list.. but there are many good things that aren’t listed!


  2. some apply to me
    i guess i’m a typical kuwaiti man lol


  3. Posted by Sushi on February 29, 2008 at 12:18 pm

    lol so true =))


  4. Posted by ZaMaHReeR on February 29, 2008 at 12:40 pm

    Sadly im not a typical kuwaiti guy based on ur criteria ๐Ÿ˜›
    only 4 things apply on me! ๐Ÿ™‚


  5. Posted by greyshorts on February 29, 2008 at 2:13 pm

    Cool . I knew all of them except number 21 .


  6. 23. So true man! i have some customers who act totally different when they are in whites ..


  7. Oh my god! i hate that list! i hope i dont end up with “something” like that.


  8. lol eee wallah all of them apply on most Kuwaiti guys


  9. maybe your not a typical kuwaiti…but you sure do mix with alot of typical kuwaities coz you know what makes a typical kuwaiti :P…

    i tried to see myself as one of the points..but none of them describe me…so i guess am 100% not typical…wohoooo ๐Ÿ˜›


  10. I personally think that the word “typical kuwaiti” is used negatively most of the time. Even in the list, none of the above mentioned things are positive. Like for example, Kuwaiti men are always chivalrous. When a woman walks into a place and there are no seats, Kuwaiti men ifizoon min their seats! As opposed to non-kuwaiti men. Which I can state through experience. Now, back to the list, I would like: 11, 13, 23, and 28 to be part of my husbands personality. Ya 7alat il dishdasha 3al rayal bas!


  11. Very nice list, each line reminds me of a different person and occasion.


  12. LooooL – none of the men in my family (the ones I like atleast) would be considered typical Kuwaiti’s by your standards… some of the guys I know… mmmmaybe… but the guys in my family read.. A LOT!!


  13. @Marzouq

    Yes, I wanted to add the positive things but completely forgot and went with the negatives. I’ll make sure to post a new list with the positives…that I promise.


    And you should be proud of that.


    Awesome ๐Ÿ˜€


    Welcome to the untypical Kuwaiti men bandwagon ๐Ÿ™‚


    Then I guess that one depends on individual experience


    I know what you mean buddy


    LOL then make sure to follow this list and ask the men you will merry if he’s a typical Kuwaiti or not.


    Glad someone sees as what I see


    Oh yeah…I’m constantly surrounded with typical Kuwaitis and yet I love them so very much.


    It seems my attempt to creates a balanced list has failed. I’ll make sure to post a newer list with more positives and what makes Kuwaitis in general very special.

    @The M Code

    Then I guess you are pretty much surrounded with typical Kuwaitis same as moi ๐Ÿ™‚


    Kudos to your family then. Reading FTW ๐Ÿ˜€


  14. Posted by forsoothsayer on March 18, 2008 at 12:10 am

    so true! yet, i miss kuwait.


  15. @Forsoothesayer

    Same here wallah. Cannot wait to return to K-Town this summer.


  16. Posted by aziz on March 22, 2008 at 7:02 pm

    looool……you know my favorite one in the list is the idea of dating is chasing girls in “love street”….actually anything “typical” makes me mad…..though, my favorite English word is “cliche”

    yahh. and i’m not typical ….just for consideration….or am I?


  17. @Aziz

    Oh God, you are so not typical. Hell, I think I’m more typical than you ๐Ÿ˜›


  18. Posted by Fencer Darkwind on December 2, 2008 at 10:03 am

    Heh Typical kuwaitis are everywhere, you also forgot to say that most of them smoke.


  19. Posted by Nona on September 14, 2009 at 9:32 am


    the list was really funny and helpful perhaps for me. I dated this kuwaiti guy a few times now. I am not kuwaiti myself. I actually think I really like him but I also think kuwaiti guys cannot stick with just one woman and they need a few!? we will see..


  20. Posted by Shoe on November 29, 2009 at 2:55 am

    im going to use the details in a facebook quiz..
    i know its old but kuwaitis never change, do they?
    thanks a lot.


  21. Posted by fashiongirl on March 5, 2010 at 12:32 am

    ok not all this is true im not a kuwaity girl but i lived in kuwait my whole life
    i dont beleive that all kuwaiti guys think that any girl they knw is there girlfreind :S wtf i knw many
    that have girls as just freinds
    i am not a kuwaity girl but i have a kuwaitii guy freind and hes so0 sweet and is there when i need him and he never ever disrespected me he always got my back and were just freinds so0 dont think hes just trying to0 get me cuz weve been freinds for 4 years now and i think if he wanted me buy now he wud of told me so0 that point is totaly wrong
    n the mall thingi they give there number to0 girls for fun n shes a bitch for taking it so0 she should expect being played on :S comon sense he gave u his number in the damn mall n he had it ready in his pocket oviously hes gonaa give it to other girls
    and the resturant thingy that they eat with there hands in resturants thats not true i actualy found that kuwaiti guys r very poilite in eating in resturants its at home where there are some who eat with there hands but thats an arab thing.
    i also know many guys who read books for pleasure
    just because some dont doesnt mean all dont :S
    and kuwaitii guys dont have the body for soccer exuse me the ones who play do n damn there hot

    the true ones are : there bill is usally more than 100 KD, they cannot live without an โ€œEuropean Satellite Dishโ€.,most have a loan or a mortgage,and he wants his wife to be llike his mom theres nothing wrong with that its because he lo0ks up to0 her


    • Posted by Minci on August 16, 2011 at 8:41 am

      Can you explain to me why a Kuwait man wants to give me his phone number whenever he sees me walking on the street? He would stop at the entrance of his building asking me to take his phone number, or from his car he would ask me to take his phone number. He is a neighbor that live 3 buildings away from me. I havent taken his phone number, as it seemed stupid to me.


    • Posted by Minci on August 16, 2011 at 8:43 am

      Can you explain to me why Kuwait man asked me to take his phone number whenever he sees me on the street?


  22. Posted by Vintage on April 3, 2010 at 6:35 am

    8 and 28 makes me one,others arent included in me but soo true


  23. Posted by junaidumar on April 21, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    You kuwaitis are the worst form of racist, biggotted, arrogant people on the planet, hope you and your children pay for the crimes against humanity, rape, murder, abuse, violence you commit on your expats. There will be justice one day, what goes around comes around sunshine. The maiming and torture of my people will never be forgotten and will be passed down generations to ensure that your children will pay the price.


  24. Are you serious?? What do you say, man. Who told you that these are not the actions of Kuwaiti?? What is the relationship of identity to what you do??


  25. i like kuwait man i have feel good when i was meet people in there just like country but people not mean all ๐Ÿ™‚


  26. So true.


  27. I am Kuwaiti but none of the list applies me . O.o


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