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Shaw in Identity on 23rd April, Even before quarantine began, Muslims flocked to Halal dating apps to look for a spouse. Black Muslim women know the struggle of battling three different fronts: misogyny, racism, and islamophobia. All on a daily basis. As a Black woman myself, there are always thoughts in the back of my mind regarding why someone may have unmatched with me or left me on read and they always boil down to one thing: My Blackness.

I began to question why I even wanted to spend time on these platforms. Most of my time was spent swiping left on guys using a blaccent in their bios, Black muslim dating sites for another wife, clearly lying about their age, or looking for a woman from their own ethnic background. It was a constant cycle between the allure of having hundreds of single men to choose from and the mental exhaustion of not having any success compared to my non-Black friends.

I would give it a 6. Do you have any Albanian friends? I also wish there was an option to identify states that you want to find matches in, rather than being limited to the of miles out. But overall, the app is great for people who are serious about getting married. I find myself taking month-long breaks at times because it can be a headache. I would say maybe a 6 or 7. I want Black women to know to just put your best foot forward and make your profile as detailed as possible. If you are serious about looking to get married, make it known on your profile so you avoid men who are just trying to chat.

And I would also advise Black women to broaden their horizons. It would be nice to see citizenship status as well to avoid people who may be just seeking a green card. I currently still have active profiles. If I had the ability to change anything on this app, I would change how Black and Latinx people connect. When I first thought of writing this piece, I was going in with my own experiences at the forefront, almost hoping that the women I spoke with would have an identical story to tell. But these interviews reminded me of something very important:.

Black people are not a monolith. We may share the same origin but our stories are vastly different. Some of us are immediately turned off due to the bias and microaggressions we encounter when seeking companionship on dating apps.

Yet, there are just as many of us who are optimistic and end up finding the right person, regardless of race or ethnicity.

This piece was meant to bring to light the unique barriers that Black Muslim women face when trying to find a spouse in a socially distant world but it also, inadvertently, serves as a toolkit for any other woman looking to do the same. Amatullah Shaw is a photographer and writer based in Newark, NJ. She holds both a Bachelor's and a Master's degree in International Relations and she's passionate about representation of Black Muslim women in all spheres.

You can find her streaming her gameplay on Twitch or you can connect with her on Twitter bintrajan or Instagram ama. RA, 22, New Jersey How long have you been on dating apps? Only for a few months. I deleted them to focus on school.

On a scale fromhow would you rate your experience? What would you want other Black women to know about your experience? Is there anything you would change about the apps you used? Country origins need to be clearer. SB, 22, Connecticut How long have you been on dating apps? I was on for less than a month, but seriously using it for a week maybe. NM, 25, Illinois How long have you been on dating apps?

SB, 34, New Jersey How long have you been on dating apps? Some other things I had in mind: Be clear on your intentions and what you are or are not looking for before you start swiping. When you match and start speaking with someone, I recommend asking everything you want to know in the beginning and be direct. People are people and the men on this app are no different. While it might be tempting to have a private photo because it gives you control over who sees you, it can backfire on you and you may only have brothers with private photos try to connect with you.

But these interviews reminded me of something very important: Black people are not a monolith. Amatullah A. Follow us.

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