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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.In February, I finally decided to check out Minder for myself.As someone in my mid-twenties, I'm essentially a prime target for dating apps, yet this was my first time trying one.But as more people sign up for these apps, that notion is being challenged, says Muzmatch CEO and founder Shahzad Younas."There is an element of taboo still, but it's going," Younas says.Even the word "dating" is contentious among Muslims.And ultimately, they're proof that we, like 15 percent of Americans, use technology to find love."We're the generation that was born with the rise of technology and social media," says Mariam Bahawdory, founder of Muslim dating app Eshq, which, similar to Bumble, allows women to make the first move.
My personal favorite: "I have Amazon Prime." I won't lie, that was pretty tempting.
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.
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.