My parents were given a photo of this guy but it seems that they were far too interested with the car in the photo than him!
5) Aunty on a mission..
My family and I went to Pakistan to find my brother a rishta. We met an aunty who was hell-bent on insisting that her daughter was the perfect match. She talked about her in every conversation and claimed how everyone wanted to marry her.
The aunty went on and on about her daughter, even brought up pointless similarities: “Omg your son loves junk food? My daughter LOVES junk food too!! They are meant to be!”
My mum and I tried so hard not to laugh, it was so funny to watch.
6. Snoop, dawg?
After rejecting a marriage proposal from this guy, he managed to find both my Facebook profiles and got his friend to send me a request on each (to which I promptly rejected).
I found it hilarious that he tried to snoop around as if I wouldn’t have figured it out, nice try though.
7) Tinder Sheikh
A friend of mine made a Tinder account for her class on feminist theory. The experiment was to find out how Muslim guys on the app reacted to profiles of Muslim girls.
She received so many matches from mainly non-Muslims but the Muslim guys who she did match with ended up lecturing her on why she shouldn’t be dating. Oh, the irony!
8) NO BARRELS ALLOWED
I signed up to this ‘hipster’ Muslim marriage site and there was a guy who had an essay of requirements. One of them was that he didn’t want a girl who wore hijab because he wanted to keep up appearances with his friends. I thought, OK, that’s your preference, I won’t judge.
But he then went on about how his wife must keep up her own appearance as he doesn’t like the way that “people start looking like barrels” after marriage. I thought it was so rude!
I took the plunge and signed up to a Muslim marriage website. In my profile I wrote down the kind of person that I was interested in, including age. I put a little disclaimer at the top to ask any viewers to read my profile before messaging me as I find that some guys don’t bother and message you anyway in the hopes to get lucky.
One user wrote to me claiming that he read my profile, that he loved it and that he wanted to get to know me. He was too young as per my preferred age range.
I bluntly replied (gave my salaams first, of course), “you clearly didn’t read my profile, otherwise you would have noticed that you were too young for my liking”
He blocked me.
This article was written and illustrated by Mooslemargh ‘moos-leem-ah’ / Nasima / IG / / firstname.lastname@example.org