You Don’t Have to Ghost Your Match On A Muslim Dating App During Ramadan
May 25, 2023
Are you dating during Ramadan? When Ramadan rolls around every year it fills us with hope for a new season of growth and learning from our mistakes. Ramadan is a time when many single Muslims worldwide may daydream about getting married and starting a family of their own.
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This can be a painful experience for someone who was just getting to know a new match before getting cut off, especially if they have ghosted them without a formal explanation. If you’re notorious for giving your potential partners the silent treatment before Ramadan, it’s time to pause and reconsider.
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Here are 5 activities that can bring you closer during Ramadan:
Create a Ramadan Schedule together
Dating during Ramadan it can be a struggle. You can barely balance all of your commitments on an empty stomach, such as work, extracurricular activities, religious studies, and iftar prep. Let alone find time to catch up with your match and have a conversation.
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In this case, it may be a good idea to create a mutual schedule together where you pencil in time for a meaningful conversation. This will also help you motivate each other and act as accountability partners for the month to make sure you’re achieving the targets you have set for yourself.
One of the most important qualities in a spouse is their ability to ground you and support your efforts; what better way to test that than by being each other’s support system in the month of Ramadan? Check out these Ramadan planners to help you plan your month.
Reflect on the Quran together
If you’re like most people, you may find it difficult to find some uninterrupted time to get back in touch with the Quran. The act of reflecting on the Quran and talking about it isn’t emphasised enough. If spirituality is important to you and your match, you can both make time to read and reflect on the Quran together.
This can even be as simple as selecting a few lines to research and discuss as a pair over a Video Call. You can even write down your reflections and share them in a chat. The possibilities are endless, and the topics and points of reference that can arise from such a conversation can be very enriching.
Fundraise for a charity together
Ramadan is the month of giving. In our hungry and fatigue, we are reminded of those less fortunate than us and we are inspired to help make a change. This isn’t about saving the world together with your match, it’s about spending time together on a meaningful activity, even while dating in Ramadan.
Choose a charity to support together and make a point of promoting that charity in your networks. Maybe you can even decide to save a few pounds a week and put your money together for a worthy cause. Alternatively, you can donate your time and expertise, even from home!
Play Ramadan games/quizzes
There are plenty of Ramadan/Islamic knowledge games you can both play for a lighthearted way of deepening your knowledge and getting to know each other better while dating during Ramadan.
Here's a list of Ramadan-themed games and quizzes that you can enjoy during the holy month:
Ramadan Trivia Quiz: Create a quiz with questions related to the history, traditions, and practices of Ramadan. You can cover topics such as the significance of fasting, the timing of the month, and Islamic history.
Islamic Charades: Write down various Islamic or Ramadan-related words, phrases, or actions on separate pieces of paper. Split the group into teams, and have one member of each team act out the word or phrase without speaking, while the others guess. The team with the most correct guesses wins.
Ramadan Pictionary: Similar to regular Pictionary, but with Ramadan-related words or phrases. Divide into teams and have one person from each team draw a word or phrase without using letters or numbers. The team that guesses correctly gets a point, and the team with the most points wins.
Ramadan Crossword Puzzle: Create a crossword puzzle with clues related to Ramadan. Include words such as fasting, Suhoor, Iftar, mosque, Quran, etc. You can find online crossword puzzle generators to help you create one.
Ramadan Memory Game: Print or draw pairs of Ramadan-themed pictures on separate cards or pieces of paper. Shuffle the cards and place them face down on a table. Participants take turns flipping two cards at a time, trying to find matching pairs. The person with the most pairs at the end of the game wins.
Remember, these games are meant to be enjoyed in a respectful and fun manner, keeping in mind the significance of the holy month of Ramadan.
Pray for each other
Sometimes the best thing you can do for another person is simply to make dua for them when you pray. Trusting in Allah and having tawwakul can be a means of solace in uncertain times. Whether or not you decide to take a break from dating in Ramadan, remember to ask Allah to guide you to the best outcome.