Muslim Friends is a site that Muslim people can participate in either for friendship or romance. It's part of the Successful Match network, and offers a standard format that's both functional and easy to use. Guest members are able to search and send ice-breakers. An upgrade to Gold membership is required for full access including email.
The first thing you'll notice about MuslimFriends is that it's a fairly small community. Searches in my location revealed only a few potential matches, most of whom had fairly sparse profiles and didn't display any photos.
Furthermore if you sign-in as a guest, you won't be able to see when other people were last active on the site (this information is only available to those who opt to upgrade to Gold membership.) Nor will you be able to perform detailed searches - the only options are by age, gender and location.
Along with all of the descriptive info and physical characteristics, there's a button that allows sending a notification of interest (ask them out).
It's free to send notifications, but in order to do so you will need to complete the “date ideas” part of your profile.
In this section you are asked to describe your ideal date scenario and describe a bit about your personality such as likes and dislikes.
Moderation, Public Comments
Members can also post public comments on each other's profiles. All postings and profile changes are subject to moderation, but as long as things aren't abusive or derogatory, anything goes. But you can always delete anything you don't like.
The site also offers Muslim forums and chat, a daily news column as well as blogs, however registration is required to use these features. Though keep in mind that activity in these sections does depend on the users themselves.
MuslimFriends.com is niche dating site that welcomes all individuals of every religious background, Muslim or not. It has a functional and pleasant appearance with tools and features that will help individuals of this faith in their search for a marital spouse.
The services on the site are however not specifically geared towards Muslims. The main drawback is that the community is too small.
By Tara Miller