Muslim dating canada
So it may be unsurprising there would be a new generation of apps to fill the void.And the reality is that meeting at the mosque can be challenging.For some users, these factors might not matter at all, said Jessa, and they can leave those fields blank. The mechanism is similar to Salaam Swipe, with one major difference: Minder will vet those who want to join.“If someone is obviously not Muslim, then that’s something that we don’t want to approve,” Mokhtarzada said.He’s not the only one to appreciate the gap in the app market. He also wants to “keep it classy” by screening users with photos he says are more appropriate for Tinder, like shirtless guys flexing their muscles.“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.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.Launched by 31-year-old Shahzad Younas, a former investment banker this love connection problem is more common in Canada than you think.
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gender segregated, and many Muslim millennials who grew up in North America find the idea of arranged marriage outdated.The Muslim population is growing faster than any other religious group in the country (in 2011 it hit the one million mark), and for Muslims looking to partner up with others who meet their criteria, swiping right on the most popular dating apps is not an option.It’s not like Nadia*, 21, can discuss her romantic frustrations with her parents as Dev did.“It’s basically an unspoken rule that you don’t tell your parents you’re dating unless you’re getting married,” she says, admitting that, ironically, she’s looking for someone she can bring home to meet her family. “Being Pakistani, openly dating someone isn’t acceptable.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.