Arranged marriages are far from the main means through which nuptials take place in Iran.
Long gone, too, are the days when a nervous young man in his early to mid-twenties would scribble his landline number on a piece of paper, look around to make sure the morality police were not watching, and pass the note to a young woman who had caught his eye.
There has been a significant decline in nuptials, with a growing number of Iranian men and women not interested in starting families and an increasing number of couples cohabitating without getting married – what is known as white marriage.
Rather than discouraging youth from going online to find soul-mates, the government has established an official “spouse-finding” website, with counselors, monitors who make sure no one bends the rules and questionnaires to ensure the parties of their compatibility.
Join our site and meet single Iran men and single Iran women looking to meet quality singles for fun and dating in Iran.Now young Iranians are using the app to find companions for a night, or a lifetime.Not long ago, young men and women would ride around in cars at night and cruise for possible assignations.Among them is a Telegram channel for Tehran’s gay and lesbian singles.In the end, the government may choose to launch a marital website of its own on Telegram or whatever the next popular app turns out to be on the theory that if you can't beat them, join them.