In your profile setup there were sections you could fill out to denote your religion and cultural background.
You could also fill out preferences in your ideal mate including their religion and their cultural background.
I like watching films and going to concerts or events alone.
In case you’re wondering Sleiman is just another spelling of Solomon, which means ‘man of peace’.My screen time has nosedived and I don’t plan on going back.For many people being alone might seem like a bad state to be in, and society tends to view those who are alone as somehow in need of fixing. I enjoy being in the company of my thoughts, movements and dispositions.Naturally I ticked ‘Islamic’ and ‘Middle Eastern’ in mine.If I came across a woman I was attracted to I would check to see if she had included ‘Islamic’ or ‘Middle Eastern’ in her preferences. Most of the women had ticked ‘Western European’, ‘Eastern European’ and nearly all of them ticked ‘Latino’.But I nonetheless still identify as Muslim and Arab.Like many Australians I have a had a tempestuous relationship with dating apps.However, some the most enjoyable moments I have shared with others have been those first few weeks or months when you’re getting to know another person. The conversation is pleasingly new, you’re exuberant and the attraction, if it exists, is arousing. I would take a few endearing dates over an uninspiring relationship any day. Perhaps I’ll meet another person who is happy to be single together—an oxymoronic romance, my kind of romance.Over the years whether through traditional forms of dating or ‘hookup’ apps, I have found meaning in the short intimacies shared with others. My new tinder profile will read ‘happily single, seeking same’ with an Arab emoji next to the crescent. You can follow Daniel on Twitter @Daniel_Sleiman or Instagram @danny.sleiman.There is a certain liberty in this kind of detachment.In Arab and Islamic culture marriage and having a family are a big part of it, and yet I currently don’t feel the need for any of it. My romantic life has been a slew of short liaisons, transient friendships and heartbreaks.