Sonia*, a 25-year-old master’s student, sums it up like this: “I feel that because I have other aspects of my life in place—from work to finishing my master’s to training for a marathon—this aspect is something I should also take steps toward achieving.
It’s the rest of my life, so why wouldn’t I want a say in it?
Unlike his son, Dev’s dad had no choice but to select his wife from two arranged marriage presentations, so when Dev opens up about his ambivalence toward commitment, his immigrant father scolds him for his indecision.
Many young Muslims growing up in North America today share Dev’s uncertainty.
Minder is an alternative to platforms like Tinder, where “swiping” for casual dates is not the end goal, marriage is.