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Even more significant has been the introduction and proliferation of cellphones with 3G service.
Schroeder estimates that 20 million Iranians now have access to 3G data on their phones.
Arranged marriages are far from the main means through which nuptials take place in Iran.
Many of these channels are not really for marriage and are hanging by a thread for fear of being uncovered by the authorities.
The Associated Press reports the site, hamsan.tebyan.net, launched on Monday and is encouraging single people to subscribe.
“We have high demand for marriage and 11 million bachelors who are increasing every day,” said Deputy Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Mahmoud Golzari of the website, adding that it is “not a website for introducing boys and girls to each other.” Instead, the website will rely on a panel of “experts,” including religious scholars, doctors, and other professionals in each community, to sift through subscribers and match them for marriage.
Iranian software engineers have been quick to replicate American websites like and e-Harmony, showing photos and profiles of those seeking companionship.
The Iranian government has clearly been taken by surprise by this development, as it has by so many other aspects of Iran’s increasingly sophisticated modern culture.