In Iran, where religious officials encourage early marriage, and long-term dating relationships frustrate clerics and officials, matchmaking is not personal – it's a matter of state.
In a bid to encourage millions of Iranian singles to marry and increase a low population growth rate, Iran on Monday launched its first official matchmaking website."We face a family crisis in Iran," Mahmoud Golzari, a deputy minister of youth affairs and sports, told reporters in a ceremony launching hamsan.in Tehran.
One of the longest chronological records in human history, the Iranian calendar has been modified time and again during its history to suit administrative, climatic, and religious purposes.Eleven million of Iran's 80 million citizens are bachelors under 30, and the matchmaking website is a part of a larger official effort in Iran to reduce this number and increase birthrates.Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has been a cheerleader for population growth for several years.Iran has launched its first official matchmaking website in a bid to encourage millions of singles to marry, officials said, insisting it is not a dating service."We have high demand for marriage and 11 million bachelors who are increasing every day," Deputy Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Mahmoud Golzari said in a ceremony launching the site."This is a significant issue for the ruling system," he added. Tebyan.net, provides a platform for singles to post their profiles and specify what they are looking for in a potential spouse.