Muslim dating events

19-Jul-2020 10:49

“I went to one as the Muslim convention in Chicago, and I’ve been to one in San Ramon, and I didn’t feel like I belonged,” says Samira.

When my friend first told me she was looking for a partner on Minder, I thought it was a typo. As a Muslim, you get used to people not understanding your life.

(We don't.) Some people seem to have a notion Islam is stuck in the 15th century.

Yes, there's always that family friend who can't stop herself from playing matchmaker.

Platforms like Minder and Muzmatch, another Muslim dating app, have put that power in our hands.Sixty-three percent of Muslims in America are first generation immigrants, and come with strong value sets that are not very compatible with the American dating scene.So for the South Asian, Arab, and other Muslim communities all over the country and here in the Bay, one solution that mixes the traditional and American worlds of courtship is something called a matrimonial event.Even the word "dating" is contentious among Muslims.

Especially for those from my parents' generation, it carries a negative connotation and pits Islamic ideals about intimacy against Western cultural norms.Often sent by their parents, singles meet, talk, play games, all in the same room at the same time with the hopes of meeting that special person.

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