Personal freedom Rama, a Syrian in her twenties, came to Germany with her mother last year to escape the horrors of war.
She's learning German at the advanced level at the moment so she can prepare for university study.
For Arab societies, however, quite the opposite is the case, and even debate on these subjects is taboo.
Arab refugees of the younger generation in Germany, particularly young women, are torn between these two perspectives.
Women are more attracted towards certain aspects and specifications of a man.
It is difficult to judge whether a woman like much about a man his color, his values, looks, richness, nationality or his life style.
Many attitudes and traditions are centuries-old, derived from Arab civilization.