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Muslim marriage and mental wellness platform Right App is hosting its 150th event of the year.

Online Halal Speed Dating for Single Muslims

Imagine this -- you’ve been single for a few months, so you finally break down and register on a swipe-based dating app. After about two weeks of being logged on, you match with someone. After another week of talking, they want to see you in person, so you both plans to meet. When the day finally comes, you get ready for your date with this mystery person you don’t know. You dress up in something nice and can’t stop pacing in nervousness. When you get there, you realize that they dont like their profile, or they don't sound like they do while texting, or they just never show. Let’s face it: we’ve all been there. Dating is hard. Dating and meeting someone with similar religious background is even harder for Muslims, a minority. Something that’s meant to be enjoyable can cause a lot of stress, grief, and anxiety. Finding someone whose future you can share is challenging, especially when there’s so much uncertainty involved. That’s where the Right App comes in. The Perils of Dating Online dating is easy, convenient, and feels much safer than some of the alternatives. Online dating allows you the opportunity of getting to know the person before you spend any time with them in real life. Plus, online dating has led to thousands of happy couples and long marriages. However, there are also risks involved. While online dating allows for more flexibility and anonymity, it also leads some people to misrepresent themselves online. While some people simply use an outdated picture or tell a couple of lies on their profile, others use online anonymity for much more nefarious purposes. That’s where the Right App comes in -- an online video-first singles app built for Muslims. How the Right App Works The Right App recently organized its 150th online event this year and has seen a lot of success with Muslim singles. The app has weekly online events in the US, Canada, and the UK Once you log in and join the queue, you will see a list of upcoming calls that you have -- all with potential singles you may hit it off with. You are given a few minutes on video with each person so that you can get to know each other better. The app used an AI algorithm to setup interactions between event participants If you don’t think it’s a match, you don’t have to continue talking with them and can move on to the next person. However, if you think it may be a match and want to continue talking with this person, you simply indicate that you feel it’s a match, and you can continue to talk with this person over the app. Sometimes, if you really hit it off with someone, you may not want the conversation to end, even for a moment. If you would like to extend your video call, we also offer that option for a small fee. Studies show that swipe-based dating apps can cause psychological harm and distress. One study, in particular, found that users of swipe-based dating apps experience higher levels of psychological distress, anxiety, and depression when compared to those who do not use such apps. That’s why Muslims are transitioning from swipe-based dating apps to speed dating apps like Right. Speed Dating apps allow you to actually get to know the person before you make your decision. The connections that you make over our app are much more real and much more human than other apps. Swipe-based dating apps also allow people to misrepresent themselves and catfish others. However, with Right App the first interaction is a video call, so you don’t have to worry about being tricked or catfished. With the Right App, you also don’t have to worry about being in the high-pressure environment that comes with swipe-based dating apps. If you don’t hit it off with someone, you don’t have to worry about hurting their feelings or stringing them along. There is never any pressure to continue talking to someone if you aren’t interested. If you are Muslim and struggling to find someone to date who complements you and your lifestyle, try using the Right App. You just might be surprised.

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