Meet вЂSalaam SwipeвЂ™ вЂ“ a Muslim take on a single associated with worldвЂ™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 вЂ“ or not-so-singles вЂ“ who вЂswipe rightвЂ™ for each otherвЂ™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 userвЂ™s geographical area, letting them swipe appropriate when they like another userвЂ™s profile, or kept when they donвЂ™t.
But unlike Tinder, Salaam Swipe enables visitors to specify whether they are liberal, moderate, or conservative вЂ“ because well to be Sunni, Shia or вЂњjust MuslimвЂќ вЂ“ and filter their possible matches because of the exact same requirements.
Jessa вЂ“ who studied Middle Eastern Studies and Political Science and formerly worked in Canadian politics вЂ“ said he launched the application due to the trouble individuals had in meeting like-minded Muslims in his very own community.
вЂњWe 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,вЂќ he stated. вЂњI made this [app] because most of us live it.вЂќ