“Busy professionals who want to settle down, but don’t have the time and often emotional energy to speak to tens of people before finding someone who may and Matchbox was born.
Canada has one of the most amazing and vibrant cultures in the world, and we are very lucky to be living in such a great country where we can connect with Young Muslim Professionals in a respectful way.
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Jessa predicts users are more likely to find serious relationships using apps such as his, instead of general dating apps such as Tinder.“The people who are coming to our app have already decided that their religious identity or cultural identity really matter to them,” he said.
A recent IBISWorld report on Canadian dating services projects that online dating will dominate the $153 million industry in 2015, with mobile dating coming in second.
Vancouverite Khalil Jessa, 26, created Salaam Swipe to bridge the divides faced by Muslims in the West.“We are very geographically divided across the country,” said Jessa.
“Our communities are very divided ethnically as well.”He wanted to give Muslims an avenue to meet outside of the traditional routes of via families, which in his view can limit the pool of potential partners.
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