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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.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.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."It's not like we can go to clubs or bars to meet people in our community, because there's a reputation to uphold and there's a stigma attached to going out and meeting people."That stigma, prevalent in many immigrant communities, also applies to meeting people online, which is generally viewed by some as desperate.
But for others, it's merely a term for getting to know someone and finding out if you're a match.
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.
"That's a ton." Some people have found success, of course.
Three years ago, after a tough breakup, 28-year-old Saba Azizi-Ghannad of New York started to feel hopeless.
Yes, there's always that family friend who can't stop herself from playing matchmaker.