‘Muslim Tinder’ looks to swipe right with the Middle East
Salaam Swipe has a crucial difference, in that it is aimed specifically at Muslims looking for love and marriage (Photo supplied to Al Arabiya News)
Meet ‘Salaam Swipe’ – a Muslim take on one of the world’s biggest hook-up app.
The iPhone app, which officially launched in August, has drawn inevitable comparisons with Tinder, the online dating service that matches singles – or not-so-singles – who ‘swipe right’ on each other’s profile pages.
But Salaam Swipe has a crucial difference, in that it is aimed specifically at Muslims looking for love and marriage.
It was created by Khalil Jessa, 26, who was born and raised in Vancouver, Canada. Like Tinder, the app uses GPS to find singles in a user’s geographic area, allowing them to swipe right if they like another user’s profile, or left if they don’t.
But unlike Tinder, Salaam Swipe allows people to specify whether they are liberal, moderate, or conservative – as well as being Sunni, Shia or “just Muslim” – and filter their potential matches by the same criteria.
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Source News: Alarabiya