“HamDam” is a new Islamic dating app in Iran. The Iranian government has launched a state-sanctioned dating app for young people to find a life partner. This is a legal application in Iran that requires users to verify their identity and go through a “psychology test” before browsing.
— Al Jazeera English (@AJEnglish) July 12, 2021
The Speaker of the Parliament, Mohammad-Bagher Ghalibaf (Qalibaf), released the first state-funded application of Iran to promote Islamic marriage.
The name of this app is ‘Hamdam’. Its translation into the Persian language is companion. The application allows users to “search and select your spouse”.
According to Colonel Ali Mohammad Razabi, Iran’s chief of cyberspace police, this is the only application that recognized by the government in the Islamic Republic. He said that other dating apps are popular in the country as well, but except ‘Hamdam’, the rest of the apps are considered illegal.
This application has been prepared by the Tebyan Cultural Institute, working under the Islamic Propaganda Organization of Iran. Hamdam’s website claims that it uses artificial intelligence to help only bachelors to find a permanent life partner.