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Iranian dating rules

To launch their sites and remain online, Iranian chat rooms require permission from the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance.

Persian women are stereotyped as dark haired, long legged, and very closed off to dating outside their race, contrary to Persian men who probably date outside their race more often than not.

Jafar Savalanpour, a 49-year-old cleric, started such a website in 2001.

His website publishes marriage candidates’ details, like their physical appearance and whether or not they've been married.

One such site offers guidance to both genders, such as "being handsome and saying no to girls" or "expecting lavish gifts and saying no to boys." Neda, a 27-year-old medical student who lives in Shiraz with parents she describes as over-protective, tells Al-Monitor the only way she can find boyfriends is through chat rooms.