LoveHabibi has, over the years been referred to as a Muslim-dating platform. Partly because of its name, and partly because its origin was Arab-related. This led to the popular perception based on the idea that Arabs were all Muslims.
I mean I was also wrapped around that idea too. But thank God for the internet. At least I got to find out there was such a thing as Arab Christians. This is just a literal interpretation of the popular Chimamanda’s “Danger of a single story.”
But, Let’s not get into that…
Well, LoveHabibi is a platform for Arabs; true. But contrary to the ideas we had, the platform is open to Arab Muslims, Christians, and everyone like-minded looking for friends, dating, and marriage.
The primary purpose of this website is to create a conducive space for Muslim and Christian singles of Arab descent looking for friendship, and serious dating and marriage.
That said, this post hopes to introduce this platform and its features to enhance easy access for its users.
So let’s get started…
Accessing the Platform
The platform, unfortunately, can only be assessed through their website. As of the time of writing this article, the LoveHabibi platform does not have any mobile application.
As with most dating platforms, registration is free, and the process is even made simpler. You just have to input your First Name, Email address, and password. Next, you will be taken to another page where you will have to fill in some questions about yourself. However, you can save yourself the stress by signing up with the Facebook sign-in option.
To make a match, you have to like a prospect’s profile. But before you can commence chatting and messaging, the feeling must be mutual. In other words, the prospect will have to like you back.
This process is for a free account of course. While a premium account isn’t mandatory, you could also go for that. The only difference is, filling in your card details will come in between this process.
Design and Usability
The platform supports a simple and easy look, with a purple color theme and text in orange.
Costs and Prices
To enjoy the special services on this platform, you need to subscribe to one of their two subscription packages which are:
Premium Standard which goes for $19/ month,
Premium VIP for $24/ month;
With a 25% discount which is available for just 7 days.
LoveHabibi accepts payment from the following payment methods: VISA, MasterCard, and American Express.
LoveHabibi boasts of the following as some of its prominent features:
- Wink: If you find someone interesting, you can send a wink to that person on the platform as a non-verbal way of showing interest.
- Search: To get the best compatible match you can use a set of parameters to filter your search results and find exactly who and what you are looking for quickly. These parameters include religion, username, location, family origin, educational level, and city/region. You can also save your searches for later use.
- Add to Favorites: This feature is similar to the ‘Add to Friends’ feature. It allows you to add as many members to your favourites as you want for quick access.
- Blog: LoveHabibi’s blog section shares testimonials from past successful relationships and they also posts articles with tips on online dating and relationship success.
- Who Viewed Me: When your profile is viewed by another member, this feature informs you who and when your profile was viewed.
- Block: Worried you might meet annoying people? Well, this feature helps you block anyone you find annoying or harassing on the platform.
Safety & Security
The platform does not verify your email addresses. This at least guarantees that you will not receive spam messages in your mailbox.
Also, you also can block any member of the platform that harasses you.
More importantly, articles on safety and security tips are available on the platform’s blog.
For those looking for other people that share the same values as themselves, especially people with Arab heritage or people that find themselves attracted to people of Arab heritage, LoveHabibi is a go for you. As can be seen from the research that was carried out by PassionFeel, the platform overall is a simplistic, easy-to-use, and moderately priced platform. It is also enhanced with features to make your online dating experience worthwhile.
However, the lack of video chatting and mobile application for android and apple users is a huge put-off. This has led to a fewer number of members online which to most people may be considered as a red flag. Research also shows that this is largely due to the lack of a mobile app.
So conclusively, designing a mobile app to make communicating seamless and stress-free, including voice and video chat features should put things in order.
Is it haram to use tinder?
The primary concept in Islam is that anything that leads to haram is haram; therefore, if adultery/fornication is haram, then any activity that can lead to it is haram. Tinder users aren’t wanting to marry someone who follows Islam; it’s a hook-up app.
What dating site has the highest marriage rate?
Match.com has a reputation for being a better location to look for long-term relationships than OkCupid, which is more hookup-friendly, and science backs that up: Match.com and eHarmony, according to a research, produce the most marriages of any dating services or applications.
Are Muslims allowed to wear gold?
One of the Muslim religious taboos is that men are not permitted to wear gold jewelry.
Can Muslims smoke?
A tobacco fatwa is an Islamic legal statement that prohibits Muslims from using tobacco. Despite the fact that Saudi Arabia ranks 23rd in the world for the percentage of its population who smokes, Arab Muslims prefer to outlaw smoking, while smoking is legal but discouraged in South Asia.