But things went south when, on separate occasions, her online dates turned out to be completely different from their profiles (one already had a girlfriend and the other got drunk and popped Xanax).“I was appalled at how well [one of the guys] played off the innocent boy act when he was actually a fuqboi [a.k.a. “Finally, after a couple hours, I got out of there by acting as if I had a strict curfew and had to get home.” Which goes to show that no matter what type of newfangled, love-luring app or site comes down the pipeline, nothing is foolproof.It’s not like Nadia*, 21, can discuss her romantic frustrations with her parents as Dev did.
My parents think ‘dating’ someone is a step toward settling down and marriage.” She has gone on dates set up by friends and family, but all of them have been unsuccessful.
Recognizing the need for personal connection and understanding among young Muslims, the Islamic Society of North America holds matrimonial mixers.
Members can filter their search down to Islamic dressing (hijab or no hijab) and how often the person prays.
Muzmatch is not the only player in the Muslim dating-app game.
We’re used to customizing everything from our Facebook feeds to the news we read to the possibility of “designer babies,” so it makes sense that we seek a partner who meets our romantic specifications. Religious spaces like mosques are typically gender segregated, and many Muslim millennials who grew up in North America find the idea of arranged marriage outdated.
Instead of going the traditional route, they are taking the search into their own hands while respecting their parents’ beliefs and wishes.
Habib Noorbhai is a Lecturer, Researcher, Biokineticist, Motivational Speaker, and Humanitarian.
The lessons learned from playing sport gave him the motivation to further his studies in the sport and health industry.
With a membership that numbers more than 35,000 lonely hearts, the app mimics traditional Muslim chaperone-accompanied matchmaking by allowing women to include guardians in their conversations with potential matches, and claims to be for single Muslims seeking marriage.