Up on the blog now A photo posted by The Muslim Girl themuslimgirlblog on May 5, at 5: Many Muslim women are left torn between a dichotomy of desexualized and hypersexualized narratives tossed at them. Between the pressures of conservative communities and the limitations of traditional unbringings, religious Muslim Millennials aren't faced with as many dating resources as other similar religious groups.
But the demand is there. Could Muslim dating apps be the solution? Families setting up children has existed for years, and Muslim singles events a la "speed dating" are common.
But those aren't the solutions all young people are seeking. While scrolling through a discussion forum last year, Humaira Mubeen saw animated discussions on marriage between young Muslims, with an overwhelming number lamented the difficulty of meeting people. On Ishqr, about accept a two-way connection each day, which is a lower rate than an app like Tinder — but for good reason.
As a result, Ishqr has produced at least 10 engaged couples so far. Old stigmas die hard. While online dating among Muslim Americans is on the rise , certain stigmas, rooted in tradition, persist.
Many look down on online dating as a last resort, as one engaged couple who met on Ishqr told Mic. They thought, 'Why not just wait to meet someone in person?
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Particularly when those resources are provide a unique opportunity. In that way, dating apps are ideal for young Muslim Americans with marriage on the mind. It's easier to state your intentions outright, easier to filter through your options — and, most importantly, easier to connect. The landscape of Muslim American dating is yet a murky one. A shaky "Muslim alternative" to Tinder, Bliss, launched this past spring promising wholesome relationships within the confines of the religion — but the app doesn't seem to have gained traction.
American Muslims have developed a method of dating that falls within the confines of their faith and the Quran, called "Halal" dating.
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In this form of dating, young men and women are introduced to each other by family or parents. To help them get to know each other better, they spend time talking on the phone, interact via the Internet and go out on group dates or as a couple with a chaperon, writes Search Your Love. Once they decide that they want to spend their lives together, the couple signs a marriage contract, called a "nikah.
Halal dating gives Muslim couples the chance to develop a clear understanding and agreement that they are in a committed relationship and will marry each other. Genevieve Van Wyden began writing in She has worked as a CPS social worker, gaining experience in the mental-health system.
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Muslim couples honor the Quran in their dating practices. Meet Singles in your Area! Quran-Based Rules Under the Muslim faith, single men and women can't be alone together.
Dating with Chaperons Even Muslim couples that are already engaged to marry cannot spend time alone together. Short, Early Engagements Muslim couples that decide to get married become engaged early, once they know they are compatible.
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