It's Christmas time, the days are getting shorter, the nights are getting longer and winter is on our doorstep.
So what is a Muslim girl to do if she wants to find Mr Right?
Does she turn as so many have before her to her parents, her circle of friends, or Sheikh Google to provide?
The fact is it's not easy finding the right person in this day and age, especially with all the barriers of personal culture, religion, national heritage; and that is before you've even talked about whether you both like tea or coffee!
Luckily, in the past couple of years the options for girls looking to find out what's really out there have opened up from the dreaded online matchmaking sites, and we have begun to see some really amazing groups and forums which offer practical advice, beautiful anecdotes, and wonderful inspiration for those of us searching for love.
I recently came across one, called Chai Latte Diaries. Little more than a Facebook group at the moment, it turns out to be the collected stories of three professional Muslim women actively engaged in the search for Mr Right, as opposed to Mr Right now.
They are planning a book for early next year - and early excerpts certainly look explosive! So if you find yourself wondering what is actually going on right now in the dating world in real time then head on over and take a look.
As always your thoughts and comments are welcome, and any experiences you have share will be warmly received.
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