Arranged marriage dating site
Iran has caught the Internet dating bug big time, and the preferred app du jour is Telegram, an encrypted messaging service that has also become the favored medium for political campaigns.During recent parliamentary elections, former president Mohammad Khatami used Telegram to urge Iranians to vote for a so-called List of Hope.An Indian woman who uploaded a brutally honest ‘Marriage CV’ has been widely praised for issuing a war cry on behalf of young Indian women against parentally organised arranged marriages. I like motorbikes, I want to do a 5,000 kilometre road trip.Indhuja Pillai’s parents created a profile on a dating website for their daughter in order to help the 23-year-old find a husband. Pillai, from Bangalore, felt that the profile airbrushed her real personality and has extolled for the candour of her own self-description that she uploaded to her own website in response:“I wear glasses and look dorky in them. Even if I get married I wouldn’t want to settle down, we would just travel, I would want us to be wanderers and backpackers.”Since the piece went viral, she has been inundated with messages from young women who share her outlook and feel inspired by her revolt.“They say we’ll fight back with their parents and make them postpone their marriages.A Christian persecution watchdog group has created a new matrimonial dating website that seeks to change the dynamic of arranged marriages and allow Christian refugees in the Asian subcontinent to find a "romantic pathway" to escape persecution.In response to numerous inquiries from Pakistani Christians seeking help to find their sons and daughters the perfect suitors for marriage in the West who will preserve families' Christian culture, the British Pakistani Christian Association has launched a new dating website that offers a certain level of protection by allowing parents to investigate the backgrounds of potential suitors listed on the website. 1 style of marriage among Christians in Pakistan and Pakistani Christians in Western nations is arranged marriage, Shaadi4Christians.com, which went live in late May, aims to give sons and daughters more insight into who their parents are trying to match them up with.
“Indian dating” is a relatively new concept, with arranged marriages traditionally representing the overwhelming majority of marriages in India.
On Facebook, for instance, when people are finding potential partners, we have heard some very awful stories about how girls have been married and when they went to America or Britain and they found that the experience is not what it was expected to be and the husband isn't actually Christian," Chowdhry said. It has happened several times." As the website allows suitors to list the churches they attend and their roles with church ministries, the website will give the parents and suitors the ability to request church background checks on potential suitors.
Upon request the of the parent or suitor, Chowdhry said that vetted website officials will call the churches and pastors to verify that the suitors attend those churches and are actually involved in helping the ministries.
An Iranian bride waits for her groom during a mass wedding ceremony at the country's grand hall in Iran's Interior ministry building in central Tehran August 19, 2007.
Mehrnaz Samimi writes that the Iranian government has been taken by surprise by Internet dating, as it has by so many other aspects of Iran’s increasingly sophisticated modern culture.