Iran and dating
Now young Iranians are using the app to find companions for a night, or a lifetime.Not long ago, young men and women would ride around in cars at night and cruise for possible assignations.
The Initiative also seeks to promote a deeper understanding of Iran to inform US policymakers as they formulate new approaches to the Islamic Republic.
Online dating has increasingly become a way for young people in Iran to connect, and, as of late, even get married, though the latter is still quite uncommon.
Fariba, 31, is a newly divorced attorney living in Tehran who, in a phone conversation, tells Al-Monitor she blames her divorce on online dating.
Fariba found her ex-husband in an Iranian chat room and met up with him after four chatting sessions.
He is a Sharif University graduate, brilliant and good-looking.
Almost instantaneously, people find ways to overcome the obstacles to access these forbidden sites.