Professional matchmakers and house visits still exist, but the internet has made it easier for men, women, and (of course) their parents to cast a wide net and connect with people from all over the country who share their values and interests.There’s also the alternative track: a “love marriage,” in which two people meet, fall in love, and marry without any assistance or interference from their families.If a male voice ever called the house, my parents would pick up the phone in the middle of the conversation (I could hear the click).Once, I rode with a friend to a co-ed birthday party at a TGI Friday’s.
Under “Religious Views,” Amir had checked “liberal.” I was intrigued.
Liberal either means you have committed a few more sins than the average Muslim—or that you’re not very serious about religion at all.
Our five minutes ended too quickly, but Amir promised to catch up during the post-event dinner. Later, we chatted and exchanged contact information. She mom-flirted for a few minutes, invited him over for dinner at her house, and pulled him over to talk in private as other girls squeezed my arm.
This is what the average American would expect out of marriage. So after reading a mediocre review in , I gave Millanus a shot.
Millanus bills itself as a “premier professional matrimonial service.” Its motto: “Muslims marry Muslims.” For a fee of 0, I could talk one-on-one with eligible Muslim men for five minutes each. While I respect the need to find companionship at any stage of life, the gender and age imbalance of the event meant that there would be no groupings by age—everyone would talk to everyone.