Iran has launched a ‘Halal’ dating application in a bid to boost marriages in the country.
The app is named as “Hamdam” a Farsi word for “companion”, through the application unmarried people can find themselves a spouse.
It is the only state-sanctioned platform in the Islamic republic,
According to Iran’s cyberspace police chief, Colonel Ali Mohammad Rajabi, there many dating apps which are being used in Iran, however, only “Hamdam” is legal.
Moreover, the app is developed by the government’s Tebyan Cultural Institute and the registration for the app is free,
Hamdam’s website claims it uses “artificial intelligence” to find matches “only for bachelors seeking permanent marriage and a single spouse”.
According to Hamdam’s website, users have to verify their identity and go through a psychology test before browsing. When a match is made, the app introduces the families together with the presence of service consultants.
The app is also an outcome to the concerns expressed by the supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and many other authorities over lack of marriages and birth.