You were “friends” that were practically inseparable, everybody knew there was more than meets the eye but no one used that word to link you to your significant other. Boyfriend and girlfriend concept had finally undergone the test of time. Most people I know of have taken this simple five-step course of relationship: Friends – Really good friends – Friends who knew everything about you- Friends who ask you to be their girlfriend – Relationship A walk down memory lane would end you somewhere on Orkut, where many a love stories commenced in the crisp summer of ’05 but Tinder came with a certain undertone.When curiosity claimed the best of me, I finally decided to see what the fuss was about.
Adeela*, 22, has tried Minder and Tinder in her quest for “an open-minded brown guy who adheres to the same moral standards,” which, to her, means a guy who does not drink or do drugs, and of whom her parents would approve.Popular dating apps and sites such as Tinder and Ok Cupid don’t make it any easier.“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’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gender segregated, and many Muslim millennials who grew up in North America find the idea of arranged marriage outdated.Instead of going the traditional route, they are taking the search into their own hands while respecting their parents’ beliefs and wishes.“I wanted something that was radically different than what was out there while borrowing some of the good ideas and concepts of western dating apps,” he says.