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The 20-year-old says he has used the technology to send notes to girls he sees in public places."In our country it's very rude to go up and talk to them," he says.

Ahmed Bin Desmal's friends joke that he is a "Bluetooth king".Mohammed, 24, does not know how many girlfriends he has had.He prefers expat girls because he can take them to the beach or to parties, but finds Bluetooth useful when pursuing locals.Few have had friendships that would approach the Western definition of a girlfriend. Every day I meet a lot of women, but in the end if you can control yourself that's something good," says Salim Alakraf, 25.For them the issue is how much they will be involved in choosing their wife.But he wants to marry a virgin eventually: "The girls I have sex with are different from the girls I would marry - these girls want to play around," he says.

Choosing a wife But not all are like this - far from it.

As part of a series on young people in the Middle East, the BBC News website discovers how technology is aiding the secret liaisons of young men and women in the conservative culture of the United Arab Emirates.

It happens in malls, cinemas and cafes - in Dubai's notorious traffic jams, and now by mobile phone.

Many of the city's black-shrouded UAE girls say they cannot check out the latest fashions in Zara or sip a smoothie in a cafe without being bombarded with the phone numbers of hopeful admirers.

Among UAE nationals - as the minority of the UAE's residents that are not expatriates are called - it is generally considered impolite for a man to speak to a woman he is neither married nor related to in public.

Like in cultures were it is unacceptable to publically talk to a person of the other sex unless you've already married them.