' For me, meeting someone in person would have been ideal, but as that was not happening, why not use whatever resources I had at my disposal?"Particularly when those resources are provide a unique opportunity.As a result, Ishqr has produced at least 10 engaged couples so far."The option is hella stigmatized." Asif Ahmed said, "[Online dating] is definitely looked upon still." His fiance, Hafsa Sayyeda, concurred: "I definitely felt that some of my best friends thought this was the rather desperate route.They thought, ' Why not just wait to meet someone in person?One of the biggest sites, Muslima, has a reputation for being less than trustworthy, and isn't the preferred site 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.
But for those who do, the experiences between the genders is often strained and stunted by well-meaning but traditional parents and communities.If you’re ready to meet someone on these terms, then why not join Elite Singles today?As Muslim singles in the US know all too well, life only gets busier and more complicated with age.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.The old-school approaches feel awkward, and typical dating services like Tinder or Ok Cupid have proven unpromising crapshoots for American Muslims (a fact first-generation Muslim Americans in order to breach "the chasm between Muslim American parents’ expectations and younger generations’ approach to marriage." So far, Ishqr boasts 4,000 registered users, half of whom log in weekly and spend an average of 10 minutes per visit.