Muslims dating websites
But the first girl he dated was so socially conservative that their relationship had to be kept strictly “on the DL.” It was stressful, and things didn’t work out.
Unfortunately, his college town’s tight Muslim community yielded a dearth of prospects: “Everyone was either engaged or married, or too young for me.” But, in Minder, a swipe-right-or-left app described as the Muslim Tinder, he found the connective medium he needed.
Both Moktarzhada and Mubeen see the stigma around Muslim dating slowly eroding: Minder boasts more than 100,000 users and 1.8 million matches, while Ishqr takes credit for six marriages and 18 engagements.
Join the hundreds of single Ontario Muslims already online finding love and friendship with single Muslims in Toronto!But then she discovered a group of like-minded friends on a tiny listserv called “Mipsterz” — Muslim Hipsters — and began to create a community of her own.* “The listserv started as a joke,” she says — but it soon became much more. ” A year later, those conversations led Mubeen to create the website Hipster Shaadi, its name playing off the Indian matrimonial site shaadi.com, a favorite platform of immigrant parents wanting to fix up their American children with nice Muslim prospects back home.For millennial Muslims of South Asian extraction, Shaadi — with its tone-deaf profiles in awkward English and requests for “wheatish or fair complexions only” — is usually invoked as a punch line.When Humaira Mubeen graduated from college in 2012, she fumbled around for a place that felt true to her.A pop-culture-and-tech-savvy millennial with liberal values and a strong attachment to her Islamic faith, she’s a hybrid of different identities. There was a lot of dialogue about relationships: How do you go about finding someone who is like you?