Like all of the women we spoke to, she feels that the region is essentially safe, with a few caveats.
"Everyone knows that if they misbehave they can be sent home," she said.
"Many have left their wives and wedding vows in their home countries," she noted, adding that for those who do find a single man to date, the very nature of expat life often leads to heartache.
"The transient nature of this part of the world often leads to relationships ending after a short time, and rather abruptly, and it can all be very painful," she said.
It happens sometimes, but it hasn't happened to me. " Meanwhile, Serena Evans found that tracking down a suitable man in Muscat was "almost impossible".
"There were hardly any single western men in the city," she said. Omani men, on the whole, are happy to date western women but not to take them home to meet the family." Serena also came across many a married man pretending to be single, a point also raised by Beth Howe.
However, given the Islamic faith of the Gulf states, the whole issue of dating is, inevitably, a tricky one.
Extramarital sexual relationships are illegal in the region, and kissing in public can also land you in trouble. "It’s definitely safe to date, but avoid public displays of affection," advised financial risk manager and TV presenter Rachel Pether, who lives in Abu Dhabi.
"I had my bottom pinched in the supermarket on my very first evening in Doha.’ No shame in that whatsoever." Although smaller than Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Qatar also have thriving social scenes, but, as Beth Howe pointed out, there’s life outside of the numerous clubs and bars."Now is the time to try something you've never done before" she said."Meeting single men for dating is easy, but finding the right one is hard," she said."I'd only recommend living in the Gulf if you would be happy not to meet anyone to marry here.