Black muslim dating
They don't get why you cover your hair or why you don't eat during Ramadan, the holy month of fasting. I've been asked countless times if we get hitched solely through arranged marriages.(We don't.) Some people seem to have a notion Islam is stuck in the 15th century.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. Minder is a real thing, an app Muslims use to browse local singles, much like Tinder.I'd always been hesitant to put myself out there and didn't have much faith I'd meet anyone worthwhile.Minder, which launched in 2015, has had over 500,000 sign-ups, the company says."That's a ton." Some people have found success, of course.
There are, of course, similarities between Muslim and mainstream dating apps like Tinder, Ok Cupid and Match.Platforms like Minder and Muzmatch, another Muslim dating app, have put that power in our hands.They counteract misconceptions that Islam and modernity don't mix.My friend Diana Demchenko, who is also Muslim, downloaded the app with me as we sat on my couch one Saturday evening, and she managed to stay on it a grand total of 30 hours before deleting it.She was overwhelmed by how many people you can swipe through without even noticing."I was like, 'I just looked at 750 guys,'" she recalls.