Love In The Digital Age: Exploring The Debate With Dil Ka Rishta App

In today’s fast-paced world, navigating the world of love and relationships can be tricky, especially for the new generation. Enter the concept of “dating” – a growing trend in Pakistan and a topic sparking serious debate. The question remains: Should millennials embrace this Western import, or stick to traditional methods?

‘Dil Ka Rishta’ — Pakistan’s first matchmaking app — decided to get to the heart of the matter. They conducted a public survey and the results were, well, mixed. Over 11,000 people voiced their support for dating, while a larger group, exceeding 43,000, expressed their disapproval.

So, what’s the hold-up? Opinions vary widely. Aimen Zahra, from Lahore College for Women University, believes that “getting to know someone before marriage isn’t inherently wrong, as long as it’s done with respect and within Islamic guidelines.” 

However, others, like Atif Ahmed of Government College, raise “concerns about potential misuse and negative societal consequences, citing examples from the West.”

Religion also plays a significant role in the discussion. Hafiz Junaid emphasizes the importance of marriage as a foundation for relationships, highlighting the potential pitfalls of pre-marital involvement.

Sajjad Ahmed stresses the importance of involving parents in the decision-making process, even while advocating for individual choice.

But there’s a flip side to the coin. Laiba suggests responsible approaches to dating, like informing elders and ensuring safety measures. 

Interestingly, Dil Ka Rishta’s online survey reflects the diverse perspectives, with a significant portion of the digital generation open to exploring dating options.

The debate around dating in Pakistan is far from over. While some see it as a positive step towards informed choices, others remain cautious. One thing’s for sure: as societal norms evolve, navigating the path to love will continue to be a complex and individual journey for many.

Will dating become the norm in Pakistan? Only time will tell. But one thing is certain: the conversation has just begun.


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