Patrilineal kin group is another major unit of identity for the Lebanese.
The actual extent of identity through kin groups varies.
Lebanese women are considered to have more rights and freedom compared to other women in the Arab World.
Women in Lebanon are able to dress more liberally and move around with relative ease in certain parts of the country, unlike other countries in the region.
The 19 year-old said the differences in Arab perception of dating create a “conflict” for the community’s youth, as they see their non-Arab peers engaging in affectionate relationships that are accepted by their community. It is wrong to deprive our young people of those feelings,” he said.
“Once they grow older and experience dating behind their parents’ back, they become totally consumed by that relationship.
Until the First World War the area now known as Lebanon was part of the Ottoman or Turkish Empire.Lebanese society is very modern and similar to certain cultures of Southern Europe as the country is "linked ideologically and culturally to Europe through France, and its uniquely diverse religious composition [create] a rare environment that [is] at once Arab and European".The Lebanese system is parliamentary democracy, which implements a special system known as confessionalism.Lebanese women enjoy almost equal civil rights as men.However, due to the large number of officially recognized religions in Lebanon, Lebanese family matters are governed by at least 15 personal statute codes.