Shahzad Younas, the app’s founder and CEO from London, launched muzmatch last April to help people find a spouse.He said he found dating apps for niche groups in Christian and Jewish communities, but found nothing for Muslims.One of the reasons why Younas created a marriage app is because he saw how difficult it was for some of his own friends to find a suitable life partner.“It’s a real problem in the Muslim community,” Younas said.In the time of Prophet Muhammad, he noted, there were no taboo issues surrounding marriage or divorce.“As elders, people need to understand that there are choices out there that are available for their daughters and sons,” he continued.The app has nearly 55,000 signups and more than 500,000 matches have been made (where two people showed interest in each other), according to Younas.
“As elders, people need to understand that there are choices out there that are available for their daughters and sons” People often mix culture with religion, Makhdoom said, in a way that makes religion seem harsh and unforgiving, or restrictive, whereas it’s not the case.
“I was not interested in marriage or in dating or anything.
I just wanted to see how it works,” Benzerroug said.
“They should take it easy and allow them to make their own decisions and try not to influence them.” Apps not for everyone Relationship Consultant Yasmin Elhady Nassiry said she’s not a fan of marriage apps or matrimonial websites.
Although Nassiry, 30, tried online matrimonial sites when searching for a spouse herself, she said she didn’t like that there was no vetting process.
Naa’ila Moumaris-Clay, a marriage counselor based in Atlanta, Georgia, provides web-based therapy to couples from all over the globe, including clients who met on marriage apps. Instead, it’s what happens after a couple meets that really determines whether or not the marriage is going to be a success.