Updated Iran launched its first official matchmaking website Monday, its latest move in a quest to encourage marriages and births,. The site's 100 administrators are the only ones with full access to it, and they are the ones responsible for matching users based on a list of basic details such as height and weight, as well as both parents' occupation. Having trialled the system for a year in which officials said 130 intermediaries introduced 3,000 men and women — with 100 couples getting married — it will now launch fully. This should have happened a long time ago. Both sexes are also asked their religion — Iran is 90 percent Shiite Muslim — and their level of faith, and whether they would like to live abroad.Next
Whether you're new to this or finding out about LoveHabibi for the first time, signup free today and connect with other people from Iran looking for free online dating and find your very own LoveHabibi. And despite Rouhani's reformist credentials, leading human-rights advocates there has been a clear increase in the number of activists arrested, detained and tortured because of their activity on social media, particularly on Facebook, since he took office. Still, the launch of the dating website is a step by Rouhani to enhance Internet freedom in the country. When he came into office in August 2013, reformist President Hassan Rouhani said he understood that expanding access to Internet would help the country's economy, which was hit hard by sanctions imposed by the U. Zohre Hosseini, project manager for the matchmaking site, acknowledged that young people faced difficulties.
The website, Find Your Equal allows singles to post their details, and describe what they are looking for in a potential spouse. It launched after a year of trials with the goal of producing 100,000 marriages in the next year. And Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei wants the 80 million population of Iran, where sex outside marriage is banned, to nearly double to 150 million by 2050. At the time, he was concerned that a large population was putting strain on the economy. Millions of young adults also use Facebook and social media to hook up despite such sites being prohibited.Next
Because their population growth is negative, they are worried and fear that if our population increases, we will triumph over them. Iranian couple look over Tehran. Millions of poor families live on a few hundred dollars a month and the middle class has been hit by sanctions which creates a deep socio-economic divide. Run by the Islamic Development Organisation, which promotes conservative Islamic values, the website does not allow users to upload pictures or view the profiles of potential matches, with all matchmaking done by officials. But there are a number of deep-seeded issues that introducing people may not be able to address. It is not clear how many people have signed up for the website, which is only operational in Tehran, but people from within the country are posting images from the site on social media, praising the government's initiative.Next
In Tehran it is higher, at 30. Although launching the website is a major step for the Iranian government, users cannot see others' profiles or pictures. The aim for the free service is to set up 100,000 marriages over the next 12 months. About 22% of marriages in Iran end in divorce, with rates highest among those under 30. The government has since reversed past policies to control population growth, with legislation to cancel subsidies for condoms and birth control pills and eliminate free vasectomies.Next
The dating service may not gain immediate traction given that there are other sites that work like their Western counterparts, allowing people to get in touch without the intervention of a site administrator, and that most Iranians use virtual private network clients to surf the web. But the efforts to encourage marriage and children have profound and. The former president at a younger age, like 16 or 17, and for each child born. The government has recently launched a series of initiatives designed to boost the country's birthrate, including scrapping the provision of free contraceptives, and providing financial imperatives to encourage people to marry. . It has the capacity for many children to grow in it.Next
Economic factors, such as high youth unemployment, are blamed for rising marriage ages — the national average is 28. The government decided to launch the website, Hamsan. It even has the capacity for 120 million people. The Iranian government may ban many Western dating websites, but it's now getting into the game itself, with a dating site actually sanctioned by the state and the country's religious leaders. The launch of the state-run website is an unusual move for Iran, where the Internet is censored.Next
Contraception became available for free at government clinics and state television and health workers educated citizens about birth control and family planning. The launch of the website comes with official figures showing more than 11 million young Iranians are single in the conservative Islamic state. A board of mediators will then match applicants, taking into account criteria such as background, age, education and wealth. TheIraniangovernment is launching a matchmaking site to encourage the increasing number of single to tie the knot. Iranian authorities had announced earlier that the public should refrain from using dating sites until government regulations were put in place. Our country has a lot of capacity. In August last year, Iran to prohibit surgical operations that permanently prevent pregnancy.Next