By DONNA ABU-NASR The Associated Press
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia -- The restaurant, like all Riyadh eateries, has taken precautions to prevent its male and female diners from seeing or contacting each other.
Circular white walls surround each table in the family section, open only to women alone or women accompanied by close male relatives. Other male diners are on lower floors.
Yet despite the barriers, the men and women flirt and exchange phone numbers, photos and kisses.
They elude the mores imposed by the kingdom's puritanical Wahhabi version of Islam _ formulated in the 18th century _ by using a 21st century device in their mobile phones: the wireless Bluetooth technology that permits users to connect without going through the phone company.