I can identify with Pakistani culture as well as the culture and traditions of the religion I was raised in but; I do enjoy a good whiskey, used to smoke like a chimney, I collect really rubbish songs on vinyl like Bruce Willis’ timeless classic “Respect Yourself”, I love to knit, I make a killer steak and kidney pie and, like many other women in the UK, karaoke bars are also my secret shame.You may say that I am as western as they come but I am still so proud of my heritage and the culture and tradition my parents brought me up in.For many Muslims singles dating can be a difficult balance between their own wants and those of their family or society.Muslim blogger The Imposter has first hand experience of the conflicts which can arise between the search for love and the pressures of tradition.It can be hard to find a partner in the UK, let alone one you wish to marry and settle down with.This is an issue faced by many British single Muslims – as it only gets harder when you bring faith into the equation.Yet, this doesn’t have to mean impossible – find out how Muslim dating with Elite Singles can lead to meeting fellow single Muslims, marriage and long-term love. After all, when you identify as Muslim, ‘dating culture’ doesn’t always appeal: it’s not necessarily the best way to find someone who is serious about love.
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Nayera explains her conundrum following the disastorous date when she's asked about dating non-Muslim men: 'I think race isn't important to me, but religion is important because it's a fundamental part of who I am.'Similarly, it would be very, very difficult for me to marry someone who isn't British or at least Western, just because that's also a fundamental part of who I am.' Another singleton on the hunt for a husband is 24-year-old Bella, a fashion graduate who turns her back on an arranged marriage and takes it upon herself to find a husband with the help of the Birmingham Central Mosque.
But she finds the strict rules imposed on dating a struggle, as she complains: 'There are too many rules, I just wish I had freedom.'The documentary explains that British Muslim women are 'facing a crisis', because many are caught between modern life and the older Muslim generation keen for them to settle down with a partner.