The Relationship between Online Dating and Islamic Identity among British Muslims

In Europe and the US, young Muslims are using online matchmaking in growing numbers. Online dating has increasingly become a mainstream activity, in Europe and North America at least. Western Muslims have adapted the idea to suit their needs. For many, online dating offers a low-stress solution to t...

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Published in:Journal of religion, media and digital culture
Main Author: Rooij, Laurens de
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
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Published: Brill 2020
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In: Journal of religion, media and digital culture
Year: 2020, Volume: 9, Issue: 1, Pages: 1-32
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Great Britain / Muslim / Muslim woman / New media / Rendezvous / App / Marriage brokerage / Religious identity
Further subjects:B Muslims
B Islam
B Identity Formation
B Marriage
B dating apps
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Summary:In Europe and the US, young Muslims are using online matchmaking in growing numbers. Online dating has increasingly become a mainstream activity, in Europe and North America at least. Western Muslims have adapted the idea to suit their needs. For many, online dating offers a low-stress solution to the daunting challenge of finding a partner for marriage in countries where few share their faith and in communities where matchmaking is considered a family affair. This paper will discuss the relationship between Muslim online matchmaking for British Muslims and their Islamic identities with regards to marriage and romantic relationships.
ISSN:2165-9214
Contains:Enthalten in: Journal of religion, media and digital culture
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1163/21659214-bja10010