There are a lot of attractive, single people with money to spend and free time to fill in Dubai.
However, Islam is the UAE’s official religion: sex outside marriage is illegal, and even public displays of affection can land the amorous in hot water.
A group of female Iranian students is seeking legal action against Ms Hatami, calling for her to be sentenced to a jail term and lashed, according to the Iranian website Tasnim News.
Born into a family with a background in cinema, Ms Hatami gained worldwide fame for her role in Asghar Farhadi's A Separation, which won the 2012 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
DENIZLI, Turkey — Sorena sought out the mullah after committing a sin she feared could not be forgiven.
It was the winter of 2014, and Sorena was just 17 years old.
But never had she come to discuss something so personal — or so potentially dangerous.“My desires are not matched with my body,” she told the mullah.
The other side counters that online dating is merely a tool God can use to bring two people together – users don't place their faith in the matchmaking site, but in the Lord. Like many things, online dating isn't inherently evil or good. More often than not, the Bible offers general principles over specifics.
Focus' online community for young adults, Boundless, seeks to help singles navigate these issues.
Through Boundless, Focus encourages intentional living and offers resources that motivate young adults to know their worth in Christ as individuals and to be open to the opportunities God may have for them.
They point to their neighbor/sister/uncle/friend that met his/her spouse online and is enjoying a healthy, happy marriage. We can then take these big ideas and apply them to our everyday lives and the choices we make.
But that process requires wisdom, discernment and guidance.