Muslim way of dating
For those of you that don’t know me, I am The Imposter.I am a small, loud, brown lady who writes a comedy blog about love, life, dating and relationships and how this entwines with my cultural and religious identity.After she became engaged to her second fiancé, Omar quickly learned they lacked chemistry; every moment felt awkward.He failed to provide the attention she wanted, so Omar ended their relationship.A cousin’s cousin wants Omar to meet her husband’s brother, who lives in Michigan.
As such, Muslim women said they find it challenging to meet men who match their religious criteria and appeal to them as individuals.
But for young American Muslims, whose parents and grandparents adhered to more traditional and strict family obligations in dating, or had arranged marriages, the pull of familial expectations can be strong.
Canadian sociologist Arshia Zaidi, author of a study of Pakistani women in the United States and Canada, finds that the younger generation has shifted away from the strict family obligations their parents and grandparents may have adhered to.
Mariam Bahawdory, whose parents immigrated from Afghanistan, felt frustrated with the cultural idea that men and women shouldn’t converse.
In 2015, she launched the dating app ESHQ —“love” in Farsi.
Prior to the breakup, Omar said her fiancé asked if she wanted to be a housewife.