“I don’t think I would have met this woman that I married any other way,” he said.They ‘met’ through Arab Lounge, a matchmaking site with more than 1.3 million registered members, most of whom are in the United States.About 600,000 of those people are active, according to Darren Romeo, the COO of World Singles, which runs Arab Lounge. “We’re living more online and wherever humans live, they will date and explore.

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“I was interested in meeting someone who was Arab and Muslim,” Hania said.

“I was having a difficult time meeting Arab Muslims out in the community and was looking for another way to meet new people.” Hania, who does not wear a head scarf, was also looking for someone open-minded and liberal.

Across the country, Zaid Abadi (also not his real name) encountered similar obstacles when it came to meeting a suitable partner.

When he took his search online, the first person he connected with was Hania, who ultimately became his wife.

When Arab American Hania Masri (not her real name, which I’ll explain later) wanted to meet and settle down with someone from a similar cultural background, she turned to an online matchmaking service for help.

One husband and two children later, she’s glad she did.

Hania — outgoing, attractive and personable, with an advanced degree from a prestigious university — was in her mid-twenties when she went looking for a mate online.

Although she had no problem attracting attention from the opposite sex in her everyday life, she hadn’t been able to find what she was looking for in the men she met.

World Singles hosts more than 100 sites aimed at various ethnic and religious groups, including Iranian Personals, Pakistani Lounge, Ethiopian Personals, Eligible Greeks and Viet Vibe.