Arabian dating online

“There is no concept of dating in the Arab world,” says CTO Nimer.

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It is most popular in Saudi Arabia and Egypt, followed by Jordan and Morocco.Calling it a “good problem,” Maalouf is waiting for his lawyers to weigh in, but thinks he’d prefer angel to VC financing: “We still decide everything about the site and I am not sure if I want to share it with someone yet.” Et3arraf lays claim to being the first Middle Eastern dating platform, “for Arabs, by Arabs, in Arabic.” “We think we are successful in countries where cultural constraints make it difficult for singles from opposite gender to meet,” say Maalouf and his co-founder Rakan Nimer.The idea for et3arraf was borne from a heartbreak Maalouf suffered in France.’ This is the kind of question you cannot ask of an Arabic audience,” insists Maalouf.Instead his site deals with, “the real problems that they are having-—liberalism, conservatism, religion, responsibility in the couple, kids.” The quiz uses psychology to determine suitable matches based on questions about social attributes, individual attributes, couple attributes, and personal attributes, as opposed to the kind of person users might think they want.

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