One of those names probably looks less familiar than the others, and for good reason. 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. And with devout religion comes tradition that doesn't necessarily mesh with modern dating culture. Muslim tradition and dating: Not all young Muslim Americans have serious religious upbringings.
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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 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 risecertain 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? Particularly when those resources are provide a unique opportunity. In that way, dating are ideal for young Muslim Americans with marriage on the mind. It's easier to state your intentions outright, American muslim dating 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. One of the biggest sites, Muslima, has a reputation for being less than trustworthy, and isn't the preferred "American muslim dating" of young people.
As for Ishqr, the creators are in the midst of developing an accompanying app with the hope of pulling every aspect of Muslim Americans' love lives together. American muslim dating now, though, there may never be a Muslim alternative to Tinder.
But there's good reason to assume that it's because there probably doesn't need to be. Related stories by this author.