Millennial Muslims, especially the young single Muslims in America are developing quite shocking culture of dating. In contrast to true Islamic matrimonial sites like islamicmarriage.com, millennial Muslims prefer dating sites which promote modern hookup culture. Well, if you go into their world of dating, you would not help but notice their awkward etiquettes and a deep sense of unethical messaging.
Though before such hookup culture, young Muslims used to adopt dating practices of conservative nature or simply go for traditional match-makers. However, their culture has been drastically changed over a decade and young American Muslims are entangling themselves in physical intimacy without any emotional connection. Obviously, majority call it a hunt for future husband or wife, still its quite different from true Islamic cultural match-making. Many young Muslims come up with an excuse that Holy Quran doesn't forbid it explicitly or pronounced it haram or sinful. However, the nature of such modern dating relations and physical intimacy between a man and a woman cannot be excused in an Islamic culture, even though its modern one.
The American media has been making publications about the similarity of millennial American Muslims and other young Americans. The modernity of their matrimonial culture is evident from frequent make-out sessions and awkward dating environments. Even many religious conferences held talks about sizzling dating culture of young Muslim Americans. It seems like not only the media but also the religious circles are fond of talking about awkward dating culture and its various bold scenes. The New York Times also published a story about a middle-school dance event, where the whole environment was terribly bold. Also, Washington Post published an article and pictures of a matrimonial setup for young American Muslims, shown running towards single women in a breath-clearing perfumed environment.
Despite all the modernity of their dating relations, most of them cannot break free from traditional anticipation of a pure partner. Almost every young Muslim American man prefers to marry a pure woman. In this regard a young American girl in Brooklyn said, "spoiling your reputation by going for modern dating or moving out of home is not worth it at all in the end." This shows that the cost of a fusion between Muslim traditions and western culture is very high and unaffordable for Muslim woman in America. That's why almost every single Muslim woman in America with her own job and a house wants to avoid modern dating.
So its quite a struggle for many young American Muslims to adjust in American dating culture, especially when they were told from the beginning that they are not allowed to date. Somehow most of them still want to preserve their own culture and seek traditional values that could help achieve this motive. The dating sites are influential for youthful minds but just because of traditional stereotyping, many immigrants are caught in a weird identity complex. But, since American Culture has been influencing the globe, its not a surprise that young American Muslims will eventually be influenced by this culture. This is also because elder Muslims are losing their value and potential as match-makers and this is making the young generation more vulnerable to the influences of western culture.