Speaking of the dating app, Tinder, Halal Speed Dating co-founders Zuhri Yuhyi, 34, and Norhayati Ismail, 41, said: "Halal Speed Dating is the anti-Tinder.
Instead of casual hookups, Halal Speed Dating is about dignified and chaperoned meet-ups with the intention of marriage.
By the founder's own admission, they are still very much testing the ground with them, as it is a novel idea, inevitably welcomed by some and reviled by others.
I'm focusing on finding someone who can willingly accept me for who I am," said Nurnadille Edlena, 24, who participated in the bi-annual matchmaking event in Kuala Lumpur.
The get together was first introduced in May and registered a participation of nearly 80 people.
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There are a few organisers out there making a tidy sum of money by setting up these events in addition to their day jobs.
On arrival, I had to confirm my registration and once verified a sticker was issued for me to wear, which started with the letter S and then a number.
The event works around the concept of letting two interested people meet, however the women have to be accompanied by a guardian throughout the encounters.
According to the event founders, clients can shortlist up to three people, however marriage can only be negotiated by one possible partner at a time.
Those in attendance have the option to bring a mahram for an additional charge.
Priced between £20-£35 these events are not cheap and certainly not under subscribed either.
When I first heard of such events, I could not fathom why one would attend such an unromantic notion and feign interest in strangers. A wise man once said: "getting married is easy, staying married is a hard decision and finding the right partner is hard work." Being a single Muslim woman looking to marry, I can attest to the latter part of the quote.