Instead of going the traditional route, they are taking the search into their own hands while respecting their parents’ beliefs and wishes.
Dev is unsure about getting serious with his live-in girlfriend and holds a lackadaisical perspective that comes from years of dating flakes.
Unlike his son, Dev’s dad had no choice but to select his wife from two arranged marriage presentations, so when Dev opens up about his ambivalence toward commitment, his immigrant father scolds him for his indecision.
It’s the rest of my life, so why wouldn’t I want a say in it?
” Twenty-one-year-old Rabia* agrees: “I want control over picking who I’m going to spend the rest of my life with.” This love connection (or lack thereof) among Muslims is more common than you might think.
The Muslim population is growing faster than any other religious group in the country (in 2011 it hit the one million mark), and for Muslims looking to partner up with others who meet their criteria, swiping right on the most popular dating apps is not an option.