When I told my friends that Half Our Deen was not going to have public searches, they were concerned if people would use it since all the other Muslim Matrimonial Sites allowed EVERYONE to see who is on their website. I argued that privacy would be one of the key reasons many people would want to use Half Our Deen vs the other guys and Alhamdulillah, our recent stats speak louder than any words that I can type here. Alhamdulillah within 10 weeks of launch, Half Our Deen has reached 1,000,000 page views!
The only people that should know you’re looking to get married are people who are also looking to get married. Many years ago, when I had no choice but to use the current Muslim Marriage sites that you see out there today, my online profile was up for everyone and their mama to read. I was already uncomfortable putting my profile online, but to have it public made me feel even more uneasy. Imagine how bad it would look if your profile shows up on Google when someone searches for “single Muslim”. Umm yeah, I pass! That’s why I was very adamant on making Half Our Deen completely private, so people like you and I can be comfortable with our profile being online. Just because you like romantic walks on the beach (after marriage of course), doesn’t mean the whole world needs to know. =)
For all those in doubt of people using a private Muslim Matchmaking site like Half Our Deen, well I hope the stat, 1 million page views in 10 weeks, makes you feel more comfortable. Alhamdulillah!