[public_post] For devout Muslim Mubarakah, a 30-year-old mother of four, life in her 30s is about family and career.Married for 14 years, Mubarakah never had to worry about the dating scene. “When you meet someone and you’re talking to them, the purpose is for marriage.
This type of idealistic thinking leading to confusion and even rebellion continues to be prevalent in our community.
Around half of Muzmatch users are in the UK; around a third are in the US and Canada; with the rest spread all over the world.
Gender wise, roughly two-thirds of are male, and one-third is female. The founders say the matchmaking app has led to around 6,000 couples getting together so far — and “at least 600 confirmed weddings” — although they can’t be sure the number isn’t higher as not everyone messages them with their stories. Despite a few ‘rest of world’ successes to point to, their current “concentrated focus” is on Muslims in the West — tackling what they describe as the “key problem” for this 60-million community: “low density of Muslims”.
“Not just market size — we’re more than 100 times larger market than the Jewish market, for example — but the real difference is the seriousness and intent. “We’ve had weddings across the world,” says Younas.
“Right now about 30 people a day are leaving our app and telling us specifically I found my partner on your app or I just got engaged or we just got married.” Growth thus far has coming organically, via word-of-mouth recommendations in the Muslim community, they say.