You want someone who is going to be able to enjoy sharing these experiences with you.And as much as a Christian guy might be able to support you, they’ll never really know what you’re going through.“Exactly. But if a guy is Muslim, he’s very quick to bring it up.So, you think, “I tend to find myself in these situations when I know that my ultimate goal is to marry a Muslim.Because there’s nothing higher than a spiritual relationship and a true spiritual connection. And it’s important for me to know that, in the good times, we’re pulling from the same spiritual toolbox.See if there were any mutual friends just to get more insight about that person’s character and that family’s character and the reputation that they have.And then, if both families have approved it, then we would get married.”Are you on any dating apps?And I didn’t realize the steps that people took to get to that and if they even have found it.Even in my friend’s relationships — did they find it, or what are the things they compromised on?
It’s not the same for men, now that beards are in style. And by ‘quick turnaround period,’ I mean that some people can be married in, like, a month. Because you have people who do this arranged marriage situation, and the marriages work and sometimes they don’t. “My parents know that I talk to men with the purpose of dating for marriage. Sounds like my parents.“I live in Chicago, and I live in this great neighborhood, so I meet people all the time.
Of course, these individuals don’t speak for entire demographics, but they do provide some insight into the nuances of the very human search for love and connection. During my teenage years, I came to an awakening about what it means for me to be a Muslim. I don’t understand — people have been married for centuries.
I think probably the biggest point for any Muslim was post-9/11.
For example, Ramadan just ended, and just to know that the guy that I’m seeing is going to want to go to the mosque with me.
Not just wanting to go to the mosque with me, but is going to be the one to be like, ‘Hey, I’m going to the mosque for these late night prayers. ’”This isn’t the same, but I relate to those feelings when it comes to the prospect of kids, since I’d never get into a long-term relationship with someone who doesn’t want to have children.“I was, but then I got off, because I met somebody in real life and then I just really — I missed the excitement that comes with meeting somebody face-to-face.