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Start Muslim Dating at your own pace on eharmony

by Eharmony Editorial Team October 6, 2021

Are you looking for Muslim Singles with whom you can form a deeper, more meaningful connection? eharmony brings like-minded people together based on compatible values and personalities. It is this commitment that makes us ideal for Muslim singles seeking a long-term partner. We know it can sometimes be challenging to meet singles who share in your cultural values and faith as well as suit your character and personal preferences. Learn more about the Muslim dating landscape in Australia, finding the right person for you and just how eharmony helps you along your journey. 

Facts about Muslim dating in Australia you should know

  • Islam is the third-largest religion in Australia, with 2.6% of the population. Australian Muslims come from over 180 different countries and a considerable number are from North Africa or the Indian subcontinent.1
  • At 27, the median age for Muslims is the youngest of any religion in Australia
  • Three-quarters of Australian Muslims live in Sydney or Melbourne. However, the number of Muslims in other cities is also increasing, notably in Adelaide
  • According to Census data, Australian Muslim women tend to have more babies than the average Australian. Larger numbers of Australian Muslims are also of working age, compared to the national average

3 Challenges modern Muslim singles face when it comes to dating

Dating can be a bit of a rollercoaster, regardless of your faith or your background. However, dating while Muslim does bring a few unique challenges with it.

1. You’re expected to settle down much sooner

The push to find a good boy or girl starts early in Muslim communities, particularly for women. Especially as they get older, pressure from well-intentioned family or friends can lead Muslim singles to marry when they’d rather stay single, leading to potential relationship issues down the line.

2. People make assumptions about you based on your faith

Unfortunately, dating while Muslim can be exhausting just because of all the preconceived notions you have to navigate. Whether you’re on the more secular side or a person of faith who is trying to date within the constraints of that faith, these assumptions can make dating even harder than it already is.

3. You have to juggle your family’s wants and expectations, too

While the close-knit nature of many Muslim families and communities can be a wonderful thing, it does add a layer of difficulty to dating for Muslim singles. It’s hard enough to find the one without them needing to pass muster with your family, too, especially if they’re on the conservative side.

eharmony makes dating life easier for Muslim singles

Online dating has many advantages – it saves time (no wasting an evening on a first date that goes nowhere), geography isn’t an issue any more (important if you’re one of the Muslim singles who doesn’t live in Sydney or Melbourne!), it’s safer, and you can take the time to really get to know your date. And while you could use just any Muslim dating site, eharmony’s unique Compatibility Matching System means you’ll be interacting only with people you have a strong connection with, right from the get-go. It’s like a matchmaker, but better!

Meeting Muslim singles online with eharmony

Getting started with eharmony could not be easier. All you have to do is sign up for free, fill out the quiz that you’ll be given, and sit back while we do the work for you.

Compatible matches

At eharmony, we believe that compatibility is crucial to the long-term success of a relationship, which is why the Compatibility Matching System is so important. We use your Compatibility Quiz responses to find singles whose wants, needs, and values most closely match your own. You can also filter your matches based on different criteria, like religion – perfect for someone whose faith is an important factor when it comes to choosing a partner. Matches are displayed in descending order so right from the beginning, you’re shown people you’re likely to have a strong connection with.

Profile information

The saying ‘a picture is worth a thousand words’ may be cliché, but it’s popular for a reason. On eharmony, users are encouraged to make their profiles long and detailed, with not just factual information but preferences as well. Plus, guidelines for pictures means that the images you see really do reflect the person you’re reading about. You can learn more about a match – and judge whether you’re a good fit – before even that first conversation. Bonus? You now have a list of conversation starters ready to hand if you do decide to take the next step.

Communication features

Speaking of conversations, if starting one is intimidating, eharmony has you covered. You can send matches Smiles or Icebreakers, depending on how forward you feel like being. An in-app messaging feature means you can chat with dates without having to exchange social media information – especially handy if you’d like to take things slow, or err on the side of safety. And if you like your date enough to take things further? Audio and video options mean you have the option of date night from the comfort of your own home.

As you can see, while eharmony may not be a dedicated Muslim dating app, it’s still very well suited for Muslims who’d like to centre their faith while searching for a life partner.

How to end your dating journey successfully as a Muslim Single

Dating as a Muslim can be challenging. Luckily, eharmony has a range of features (compatibility-based matching, easy communication tools, enhanced privacy and security options, a dating pool of singles who’re also in search of a serious relationship) that make the experience less stressful and more fun. So sign up for eharmony and (inshallah) find your next great relationship today.

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