Unlike his son, Dev’s dad had no choice but to select his wife from two arranged marriage presentations, so when Dev opens up about his ambivalence toward commitment, his immigrant father scolds him for his indecision.Many young Muslims growing up in North America today share Dev’s uncertainty.” Twenty-one-year-old Rabia* agrees: “I want control over picking who I’m going to spend the rest of my life with.” This love connection (or lack thereof) among Muslims is more common than you might think.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.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.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).
“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 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 Muslim population is growing faster than any other religious group in the country.
At Morgan Stanley, the app came to fruition this past spring after Younas became fed up with his own dating experience.