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They currently do not offer services for LGBTQ couples.And although her idea isn’t unique to the community — matchmaking between families is a traditional route to marriage still done by many — she adds people are opening up to the idea of finding love outside the family circle."A lot of girls might feel they can’t talk about sex in front of their own mum," she says."So I try to do it in a fun way, so it stops being a serious discussion about sex and something less intimidating for them."As well as chatting with her pals about hypothetical dating scenarios on her channel, Asha also answers her subscriber's relationship questions.READ MORE: ‘Indian packages’ let more South Asians opt for destination weddings And as a divorced woman with open-minded parents, marriage is still on her mind, and it is something she says Muslims, or anyone for that matter, shouldn’t shy away from in conversation.“I have certain values I hold to relationships and dating,” she says.“We don’t have to talk about marriage right away, but I need to know if you have the intention to get married one day.Fahmida Kamali, a 25-year-old from Toronto, says she has tried a majority of dating apps and sites (both for Muslims and not specifically for Muslims), and says it can sometimes be overwhelming.“I didn’t know a lot of Muslims and I don’t have a ton of Muslim friends,” she tells Global News.But Kamali also says her appearance, with a hijab, sometimes makes it harder for her to meet men in public because people don’t know if they can approach her.
The service has also advertised themselves to fit the needs of more unique relationships like divorced Muslims or single parents.' That whole bullshit stage of dating just isn’t there.You have to be 100% honest about whether you want children or not, how religious you are, if you pray five times a day. My friends who go clubbing might see their boyfriend on Snapchat dancing with another girl and I’m like, ‘Sorry, can’t relate’." Coming from an open-minded family has meant Asha could always talk to her family about these things.And the support she's received has been incredible."I've been sent messages saying, ‘Thank god you’ve spoken about this, because it’s so relatable’.