But when 39-year-old “There are so many services out there, but very few that take into account the competing pressures people of the Muslim faith have,” she tells Global News.
“Busy professionals who want to settle down, but don’t have the time and often emotional energy to speak to tens of people before finding someone who may and Matchbox was born.
Our aim is to help Muslim singles find each other based on compatibility, which is the secret to happier, longer-lasting relationships.
When you’re looking for your future “habibi” (beloved), you don’t have time to sift through thousands of potentials only to find that you don’t really know what’s out there.
Progressive Muslims might look at things a bit differently.
Our site is 100% dedicated to helping Muslim singles in Canada find the true love of their life.
Vancouverite Khalil Jessa, 26, created Salaam Swipe to bridge the divides faced by Muslims in the West.“We are very geographically divided across the country,” said Jessa.
“Our communities are very divided ethnically as well.”He wanted to give Muslims an avenue to meet outside of the traditional routes of via families, which in his view can limit the pool of potential partners.
So the matchmaker — a real human being, not a computer or site search criteria — does a lot of the initial work.
Our matchmakers look for compatible people, make sure we’re meeting our client’s requirements, and then introducing clients to one another.”READ MORE: How to find marriage potential in the online dating world Signing up for Matchbox is free, but a single introduction is 0.