These varied between parents, older brothers and siblings. I thought as I calculated that there’d be three women, for every male in the hall.
Thanks to a spot of confusion, my cousin and I ended up at the exact same table we started out with.
Plus, there’s pizza, a consolation prize.” Reluctantly, my cousin agreed, and we walked into our very first Muslim speed dating, pizza and games night event.
READ MORE: Obsessing over your partner's past is not their issue and may be a form of your own OCD We were greeted by a smiling Muslim woman with a list of names.
“Maybe it won’t be that bad,” I said, surprising myself with my optmism (considering I'd baulked at attending at all! Rewind two weeks prior to that evening when I first saw the advert via a Whats App message.
Iman Islamic Events was founded by Iman Chilwan who was raised in Australia and has South African roots.
Eventually, most of us ignored the games altogether as we shared anecdotes of meetings with potentials that had gone wrong, why we found it so difficult to find a spouse, and our careers.