The regime frowns on Western ideas like dating and this website is part of its campaign to keep strict controls in place.Nearly half of all Iranians from 18 to 35 are single and Tebyan’s official raison d'être is to help the country escape a ‘marriage crisis’.

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Issues such as unemployment, economic means and housing have all contributed to this.

Here in Tebyan we are focusing on one aspect, finding an appropriate spouse,” she explains.

Fariba found her ex-husband in an Iranian chat room and met up with him after four chatting sessions.

He is a Sharif University graduate, brilliant and good-looking.

Sex outside wedlock is illegal in Iran, but many young people are shunning the idea of getting married.

As a result, the regime is worried about a steady fall in Iran’s fertility rate, which has now settled at Western levels.

) it would be interesting for the students as well as my teacher with dissimilar background to know that how Iranians start dating, falling in love, and getting married. The way people start dating in Iran is highly dependent on the family they were born.

Generally, we have two extreme categories for Iranian families.

Iran has launched its first official matchmaking website to try to encourage more young people to marry.