“I contacted the administrator of the website and asked her how to stop these creeps from constantly clicking on my profile and sending me emails. It turns dating into a full-time job, and I'm already lucky enough to have one of those. Maybe there I will use more Christian dating websites in the future, but for now, I'm leaving my love life in the hands of God.She said I was out of luck.” Sure enough, when you check out the forum on free Muslim dating site, Helahel.com, an alarming number of posts are from young men (or so they claim), essentially advertising themselves as rent boys. *names have been changed The Big Short, the film adaptation of Michael Lewis' book of the same name about the causes of the financial crisis, opens in UK cinemas this weekend.Way to state the obvious and waste your digital calling card. He was due some leave from his unspecified nautical job in three months, and could we “meet up and see how things progress? There were plenty more from those who clearly weren't a good match – guys in the 50 plus age bracket, guys who lived in Australia, guys who were saving their first kiss for marriage.There was also a serious sense of humour failure, as if the men on there were worried that “being a bit funny” is the work of Satan and no self-respecting Christian would dare make a joke. At least Public Praying Man made it to the dating stage – but his penchant for saying grace out loud made me feel, as many of the men's profiles did, that I wasn't Christian enough to go out with a Christian.Sizable minorities are also found in India, China, Russia, Ethiopia, the Americas, Australia and parts of Europe.The country with the highest proportion of self-described Muslims as a proportion of its total population is Morocco.To become a Muslim and to convert to Islam is essential to utter the Shahada, one of the Five Pillars of Islam, a declaration of faith and trust that professes that there is only one God (Allah) and that Muhammad is God's messenger.In English it was sometimes spelled Mussulman and has become archaic in usage.
) is someone who follows or practices Islam, a monotheistic Abrahamic religion. What with more female churchgoers than men, the odds are already stacked against women and sometimes you have no choice but to look outside your immediate pool. Secondly, where else do you meet Christians these days?You start to feel like you're looking at everyone who's left on the shelf.” Muslims using an internet dating site, such as and Muslim Mingle, I’ve heard that the problems can get even more unsettling. AMARATES PLEASE MARRY ME IF ANY OLD LADY OR GIRL WANT YOUNG BOY FOR FULL LIFE WITH 50 YEARS AGRIMENT [sic]” reads one post.As well as the issues of “he's too pious,” or “he's just a bit boring,” there can be far greater worries about whether potential suitors are simply weighing up your worth based on your ability to secure them a visa. The whole experience raises a bigger question: how do you find someone of faith to share your life with when you are in a minority?“It's pressure from my family but also pressure from myself – I think life would just be easier, and better, if my partner was Jewish,” she tells me.“I don’t really meet Jewish people in everyday life; I don’t go to Jewish events and my social circle isn’t particularly Jewish.It was all so banal, so pleasant, so utterly devoid of irony or character or anything interesting. Because while my religion is foundational, from then on in, I am still an individual with my own tastes, likes, dislikes and sense of humour.Having a religion in common with someone doesn't actually guarantee you have anything else in common.And thirdly, because I'd become really tired of trying to explain my faith to the atheists I was dating, who at best looked on it as a quaint eccentricity, and at worst just thought I was an idiot.Unfortunately, as hit and miss as internet dating can be on mainstream, generic sites, it gets even worse on the niche ones, contrary to what you'd expect – at least in my experience and several other women I've shared tales of woe with.