‘Muslim Tinder’ looks to swipe right with the Middle East

‘Muslim Tinder’ looks to swipe right with the Middle East

Meet ‘Salaam Swipe’ – a Muslim take on a single associated with world’s hook-up app that is biggest.

The iPhone software, which formally launched in August, has drawn unavoidable evaluations with Tinder, the web dating service that matches singles – or not-so-singles – who ‘swipe right’ for each other’s profile pages.

But Salaam Swipe has a essential difference, for the reason that it really is aimed especially at Muslims searching for love and wedding.

It had been developed by Khalil Jessa, 26, who was simply created and raised in Vancouver, Canada. Like Tinder, the software utilizes GPS to get singles in a user’s geographical area, letting them swipe appropriate when they like another user’s profile, or kept when they don’t.

But unlike Tinder, Salaam Swipe enables visitors to specify whether they are liberal, moderate, or conservative – because well to be Sunni, Shia or “just Muslim” – and filter their possible matches because of the exact same requirements.

Jessa – who studied Middle Eastern Studies and Political Science and formerly worked in Canadian politics – said he launched the application due to the trouble individuals had in meeting like-minded Muslims in his very own community.

“We have got all these different divisions. And thus which makes it very difficult for young adults to satisfy one another, specially fulfilling one another serendipitously, within the means you meet everybody else,” he stated. “I made this [app] because most of us live it.”

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