Iran dating online
The traditional role of Iranian families and local matchmakers in arranging marriages has declined in recent years, and the country has some 350 private matchmaking sites.
Clerics have lamented that many young Iranians are opting for long-term dating and informal partnerships rather than traditional marriage.
“The matchmaking website you are seeing today is not a website for introducing boys and girls to each other,” he said.
Mohammad Kamand is preparing a young man for marriage at Tebyan, a government-approved website where arranged unions are strongly favoured over love matches. Profile pictures are forbidden and parents must accompany would-be couples on their first dates.The aim of this website is to use Islamic principles to get single young people together.The regime frowns on Western ideas like dating and this website is part of its campaign to keep strict controls in place.The Iranian government has launched an official dating website, amid fears that birth rates could fall.The launch of the website comes with official figures showing more than 11 million young Iranians are single in the conservative Islamic state. (Find Your Equal) allows singles to post their details, and describe what they are looking for in a potential spouse.