A couple who met on the Muzmatch dating app poses for a picture. (Courtesyof Muzmatch)

Startup of the week:

Who they are: Muzmatch

What they do: They make a dating app that helps Muslims around the world find other Muslims with similar values.

Why it’s cool: Casual dating isn’t really a thing in traditional Muslim culture, says Muzmatch’s Muslim co-founder, Shahzad Younas. Instead, if you’re a young person, your family typically takes on the responsibility of finding you not just a significant other, but a potential spouse. And it’s not always an easy task to find someone who matches your cultural and religious values — especially in today’s world, where Muslims are scattered in communities across the globe.

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That’s where Muzmatch comes in, Younas says. The app is where old-school values meet modern technology. Members use it to identify people who share their values — for example, members can specify on their profile how often …read more

Source:: The Mercury News – Business

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