Mehndi is a site that helps Pakistanis to find a marital partner. It's designed around the specific cultural traditions of that country, and allows one to search by cultural caste and religion, as well family values and educational background. With just 15,000 members, the site is significantly smaller than rivals such as Shaadi.com and Qiran, however it offers a similar service.
The site offers a number of standard features such as chat and instant messenger in addition to voice and SMS messaging. There is no fee to sign up and members can create a profile detailing everything from their religion to their education as well as personal preferences in a partner.
Once a photo is uploaded, members can then use the site's automatic search option to find potential matches and get to chatting. To let someone know they are interested and help break the ice, members have the option to send songs, ecards and flowers.
Prices for Mehndi membership start at USD $44.99 for a 3 month subscription. The site offers “enticements” for signing up for longer periods, such as free SMS messages and a free album.
Marriage Seekers Only
Compared to most Mehndi.com is a very traditional site. It's aim is help people find their marital partner - not dating prospects. At least that's what they claim!
It's nonexclusive and welcomes individuals of all backgrounds to create a profile and join the site. Other helpful features include an English, Urdu and French language option and a referral program for earning money or a Premium membership. A valid email address is required in order to complete registration.
By Tara Miller