Islamic speed dating
A common theme ‘Up North’ is that the future around these parts is all geared around retail.
For Leeds is the ‘Knightsbridge of the North’, the shopping ‘Mecca’, whose counter is just getting longer and longer.
The key to success has been the focus on attracting a smart and modern audience consisting of British Asian professionals.
The dating events are broken down by religion, age and location.
One of the Muslim women said to me, "I've never sat opposite a bikie before." That was amazing.' Assafiri says Australian Muslim women are still routinely harassed and abused in public.'Every time something happens overseas, even if it's 1000 miles away, we worry about the repercussions here,' says Sara, an Islamic school principal and one of the session volunteers.'I know women who have been spat on on trains and had their scarves pulled off.
I've had beer cans and eggs thrown at my car and have been rammed off a freeway.'I actually went and learnt Krav Maga in case I was attacked.'The 'speed-dating' sessions have attracted a mixed crowd so far.
“You can come along and ask a Muslim women absolutely anything.” Sascha is attending to deepen her understanding of the practice of hijab.
“I do have reactions to it that I’m not especially sure about, or even proud of, but they’re definitely there,” she said.
Asian D8events' dedication in assisting people to find that special someone is relentless.Similarly to Manchester, Leeds has quite a substantial Muslim population so we weren’t surprised when with requests for Muslim singles events in Leeds.Asian D8 has to date run a number of very successful Muslim singles events with attendees from all over the North of England (and even Scotland) coming down hoping to meet someone special.The format of the Muslim singles parties are frequently informal Muslim speed dating events where single Muslims get the opportunity to meet up to 25 singles in one evening.We are in the process of introducing more Sikh speed dating & Hindu speed dating events into Leeds as we recognise that it’s not always easy to travel to surrounding cities to go to our Asian speed dating events.
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