Everyone has probably grown accustomed to the social media matchmaking sites that have been developed to help everyone in the world find love. Of course, there's Zoosk, eHarmony, Match.com, and an array of other sites, like Ashley Madison, designed to cater to the specified needs of those looking for love and romantic arrangements. However, there's yet another site garnering a lot of attention, and needless to say, it's turning lots of heads.
According to the New York Observer, SecondWife.com brings the practice of Mohammedanism to the digital world. The site specializes in romantic arrangements between women and potential Muslim polygamists looking to claim find a second, or even a third, wife.
Yusuf Khan, the site's owner and developer, recently released an email statement with details about the site. Although only an estimated five percent of Muslims practice polygamy, Khan explained how catering to niche dating is the key to success in new-age online dating.
"SecondWife.com wasn't planned," Khan wrote in an email. "There [were] plenty of fish (excuse the pun) to compete with. The key to online success in 2014 is finding a niche. Being aware of Islam and Polygamy I saw an opportunity so decided to go with it. After doing research I discovered that we have little to [no] competition."
Although polygamy is considered illegal in the Western world, the site offered a disclaimer, explaining that it only aims to meet the needs of Muslims seeking Islamic Nikah, reports Mad World News. Here's the disclaimer.
"You must understand the legality regarding Islamic polygamy. We do not condone matrimonial polygamy or any other illegal activity. This site is targetting Muslims who are seeking an Islamic Nikah. There is to be no legal signing of a marriage certificate if you are entering into a second, third, or fourth Nikah; especially if local law forbids this. In some countries polygamy is accepted, but not all. It is your responsibility to check local law to where you reside. In countries where polygamy is illegal, Muslims who wish to practice multiple nikah may have an arrangement where all parties are in agreement about the relationships even though no official marriage is declared. Legally this would be seen as no different to one man having multiple female companions. None of these relationships are legal marriages."
The site also reportedly offers half-price membership specials for practicing Muslims, although the practice of polygamy is not condoned.
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