Reconsidering Muslim Dating & Expectations

Ryan

One of my very first projects at Muslimah Media Watch was to review dating sites. The experience of discussing how we use technology to find a mate (here, here, here and here) baffled me a little because of the gendered and racialized aspects that I found while doing research. Later on, I also discovered that the bulk of people profiting from these sites are men, which added to my discomfort. A few years later, I had the opportunity to review Hipster Shaadi, which later evolved into Ishqr. This … [Read more...]

A Computer and a Webcam: Finding Muslim Love and Long-Distance Relationships in a Globalized World

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With Valentine’s Day coming up, I have found myself wondering about relationships, dating and marriage. As a woman that has been in a long distance relationship for numerous years, big heart-shaped balloons, teddy bears and red roses are not part of my life. However, after joining grad school I noticed that I am not the only woman who bitterly relies on Skype and numerous apps to communicate with my significant other. I was recently shocked to know that not only are many of my female classmates i … [Read more...]


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