Dating alternatives islam

“I wanted something that was radically different than what was out there while borrowing some of the good ideas and concepts of western dating apps,” he says.

Part of the app’s differentiation was speaking to the diversity within Muslim communities.

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Popular dating apps and sites such as Tinder and Ok Cupid don’t make it any easier.

“Everyone in their 20s will tell you they’re not on Tinder to hook up, but really that’s what they want: fun with no strings attached,” Sonia says. I actually want someone consistent and exclusive.” A dating app called Muzmatch aims to change how young Muslims pursue love.

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gender segregated, and many Muslim millennials who grew up in North America find the idea of arranged marriage outdated.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.

We still must question who it is exactly that is texting or messaging us because, more often than not, one’s online presentation is enhanced—some go so far as to fictionalize their personalities to get dates.

Those who remain 100 per cent honest about who they are when using dating tools are few and far between.

, the show’s main character, Dev, an American-born single played by Ansari, has a heart to heart with his Indian father about relationships.

Dev is unsure about getting serious with his live-in girlfriend and holds a lackadaisical perspective that comes from years of dating flakes.

Not all young Muslim Americans have serious religious upbringings.

Young Muslim Americans aren't exactly dominant in the mainstream dating conversation, and that's because "dating while Muslim" is its own unique, oft-misunderstood reality.

Since most pools of friends are no longer in the habit of matchmaking (a lost art), many singles from all backgrounds are left with stories of many, many awkward coffee meetings.

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