A client can shortlist up to three possible partners but can only negotiate marriage with one at a time, in accordance with Islamic rules.“Halal Speed Dating is the anti-Tinder,” co-founders Zuhri Yuhyi, 34, and Norhayati Ismail, 41, said in a release, referring to the U.
About 2,300 people have signed up to attend a session, most of them urban professionals between the ages of 25 to 35.
Many young Malaysians meet as young people do in many places, including through the dating app Tinder and on Facebook, but dating is complicated for young Muslims in Malaysia, where public displays of affection and intimacy before marriage is strictly disapproved of.
Halal Speed Dating’s founders say most of their clients hope to find a spouse.
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