The pandemic changed the dating scene. While many tried using dating apps, a man based in London turned to an unconventional approach – he put up a billboard with a sign that says “Save me from an arranged marriage.”
Apart from the attention-grabbing tagline, Muhammad Malik’s billboard included a photo of himself and his website findMALIKawife.com, which contains details about his quest to find himself a wife.
The 29-year-old Muslim bachelor stated on the website that he combines his passions for Islam and entrepreneurship. When it comes to his ideal partner, it stated that he’s looking for “a Muslim woman in her 20s, who’s striving to better her deen [faith].”
‘I’m open to any ethnicity but I’ve got a loud Punjabi family – so you’d need to keep with the bants,’ Malik added. He also shared that he’s an only child who looks after his parents, and it wouldn’t work out if this factor is a deal-breaker.
— Muhammad Malik (@findmalikawife) January 3, 2022
In an interview with VICE, Malik revealed that there wasn’t really an impending arranged marriage since he came from a small family. He said, ‘It’s just me and my parents. There is no network of common friends or community to leverage. And certainly no desi aunties who we know can help me out.’
Malik shared with the publication that he actually received over a thousand messages from women around the world and plans on “going through every single one of them.” He also recalled reading an unusual letter from a woman who offered to give him her spleen.
‘I later found out that she might have been using Google Translate and it was just a term of endearment in her language,’ he continued. ‘But, well, I was taken aback.’
While Malik is still hoping to find the girl of his dreams, BBC reported that his purple-colored billboard will be on display only until January 14.
Banner: Muhammad Malik