Islamic legal scholars source the practice to the sayings in the Hadith and the Quran. A large and growing number of Iranians are meeting and dating through Facebook and Instagram, and are rejecting the more conservative rules of the state.Competing with temporary marriage is Western-style dating, and even cohabitation, though any couple that makes this choice is taking a legal risk.They can also search by car price, as one’s car is among the most important status symbols in the country.
It is a way for single men and women, divorced Iranians and precocious teens to date—and even have sex—in a way that is acceptable in Shiite Islam.
Under Iranian law, unmarried couples who have sex or even date and hold hands can be arrested, fined or even flogged. For each union, the groom must pay a predetermined sum to his short-term wife.
Users can also filter choices by character, socioeconomic status, financial stability, beauty or other criteria.
Both sexes can search for their Iranian ethnicity of choice: Persian, Azeri, Kurd, Lur, Baloch, Arab or Turkmen.
In fact, the most common type of temporary marriage occurs between a wealthier man and a poorer widow or divorcee.