Run by Muslims for Muslims, Single Muslim is a Halal-friendly way of dating. They claim to have matched over 100,00 happy couples already and the website’s pretty serious about finding you a match: the founder calls it a marriage site rather than a dating site.
It was set up as an alternative to arranged marriages, giving young Muslims much more freedom over who they end up with.
You can sign up as a single person yourself, or there’s the opportunity for loved ones to sign you up to help you find a match. It’s very popular, especially in the UK, so there’s plenty of choices when it comes to matches and, well, the success stories speak for themselves…
Single Muslim member structure
The site’s mostly made up of Muslim men who are looking for a younger spouse. When asked in a survey, many of the women on the site were looking for an older husband.
- Members: There are over 2 million members worldwide – over 1 million of them are from the UK.
- Member activity: 110,000 new members monthly. 500 new accounts created daily. 2 people leave the site daily having found dating success.
- Gender proportion: 65% Male and 35% Female
How does Single Muslim UK work?
Not only can you register yourself to find love, but family and friends can sign someone up on their behalf. This is because, in the Muslim dating world, family and friends are often involved in setting Muslims up. This makes it a completely halal dating site. Gold members get sent matches, or you can browse through profiles and make contact yourself.
How to join Single Muslim
First things first – there is no option to sync your profile to your social media account (including Facebook), so sign up is a completely manual process. You do the usual by creating your username and password, then you’re taken to a screen where you can add a headline, a little bit about yourself and what you’re looking for.
You then get asked a series of questions about your religion; from your sect to whether you wear a Hijab or Niqab. You also get asked whether you prefer a beard, whether you’re a Revert and keep Halal, and finally whether you perform Salaah. The questions are pretty in-depth. You can then add information about your education level and the languages spoken. It’s then a case of adding details about your appearance and build.
Pretty much every question/section requires an answer so you can’t skip any of these sections. This makes sign up very tedious and long-winded. You don’t have to add a photo straight away though.
Ease of use
The site is incredibly easy to use. There are clear photos and profile information, so you can easily see who you’re talking to and immediately get a sense of who they are. The site makes nice use of icons to convey exactly what each tab on your homepage does – like an image of a love heart to show that’s where you can see all your liked profiles.
Messages, notifications, and chat
Like most other dating sites, you can only send a message with a gold membership. You can’t view your matches without one, either. When you are a member, you have instant access to send and receive matches, and you can see who’s liked you. There are no other bells and whistles other than that though.
Profiles tend to be incredibly detailed, and most users add a good-quality profile photo. These all get approved by the Single Muslim team before being uploaded. Each profile is broken down into sections, from work and religion to education, so you can easily find the information you’re most interested in. You can also see if someone’s set the profile up for the user, which is a good touch.
Single Muslim mobile app
They’ve just released their app, but it’s only available to download on iOS (10.0 or later). You also must be at least 17 years old to download it, but the app offers unrestricted access. The interface is very clean and simple to use, which makes browsing through user profiles easy.
Real-life reviews for SingleMuslim.com
- Likes: See who’s liked your profile and see the profiles you’ve liked in one place.
- Gallery: Check out the profiles of singles you might be interested in.
- Messages: Send and receive instant messages.
- Success Stories: See videos and read articles about couples who’ve found love on Single Muslim.
- Private Photos: You can save these for when someone requests to see them.
Is Single Muslim safe?
All profiles and pictures have to be approved by the Single Muslim team, which is great as this should weed out any fake profiles. There’s also a private photo gallery, where you can keep your images locked away until you find someone you like to share them with. You can also report suspicious profiles for the team to look into.
How much does membership cost?
You can upgrade to a gold membership for the following prices:
- 1 week: £4.99 then £29.99 every 1 month thereafter.
- 1 month: £29.99 then £29.99 every 1 month thereafter.
- 3 months: £59.99 then £19.99 every 1 month thereafter.
- 12 months: £119.99 then £9.99 every 1 month thereafter.
It’s important to note that all memberships are automatically set to renew, so if you don’t cancel your membership before the end of your term, you’ll be paying a higher rate. You can also cancel your membership at any time, but you must give 28 days’ notice.
Gold membership unlocks the following:
- Send and received messages.
- View who liked you.
- View your matches.
- See who’s viewed your profile.
Discounts, offers, and promo codes
There were no discounts across the site itself, or on any discount websites. As it’s a more serious dating website, it’s unlikely there’ll be any offers available.
If you do a Google search you can sometimes find money off passes too, so make sure you shop around before you commit.
Anyone can be a free member for no set amount of time. The site is very limited though, so a free account isn’t really worth having. This is only for brand new members, however. Otherwise, you can keep using the basic free service for as long as you’d like.
Pros and Cons
✓ Pros of Single Muslim
- It’s a great website with good profile images and plenty of detailed information about the users.
- Single Muslim is a great place to find a serious relationship, especially if you’re looking for a specific religion.
- If you’re a family member or friend, it’s a very easy and effective way to help your loved ones find a match.
X Cons of Single Muslim
- It’s pretty expensive, especially as the features you get are pretty standard for a dating website.
- You really do have to join up to make the dating website worth your while.
Single Muslim is a really effective way of online dating. The website is really stylish and easy to use, and each profile features loads of detailed information so you can learn more about your potential match. The main cons are it’s a bit expensive for what you get in return, however, you are buying into a community and you might struggle to find like-minded Muslims on standard dating sites that aren’t dedicated to bringing the religious community together.
Overall, it’s a really great website if you stick with it and embrace online dating – you might just become part of the success stories.4.2/5.
Join Single Muslim today
What are the benefits of registering on SingleMuslim?
A few benefits of signing up and joining include: register and search for free, millions of members to connect with, powerful search engine to find your perfect partner, ‘Near Me’ search feature to find Muslim singles nearby, messaging members who you think you’re compatible with and a safe, secure and discreet service (to name a few)
How can I register?
Registration is a simple process and completely free. Just click the ‘Register’ button and fill in your details. Once your profile has been approved, it will become visible to the database of members on Single Muslim.
How much do I have to pay to register and sign up on SingleMuslim.com?
Registration is free!
When will my profile be approved?
New profiles or edited profiles are submitted for approval to the administration team. Until they have been approved, they will show as ‘Pending Approval’ to any users viewing your profile. Usually, profiles are checked and approved within a few hours. However, at times this process may take longer.
What information isn’t allowed on my profile?
The following type of content isn’t allowed on your profile: email addresses, telephone numbers, advertisements, HTML code, content that is not in the sites primary language of English, content that is discriminatory in nature, inappropriate content, duplicated content, and content that is against the Terms and Conditions.
What do the stars on my profile represent?
The stars represent your profile’s level of completeness (rated between 0 and 5 stars). For example, entering less than 75 words in your ‘About Me’ section equals 1 star, while entering more than 75 words in your ‘About Me’ section is 2 stars. Again, you should try to have more than 75 words in your ‘What I am Looking For’ section as well as a profile photo.