a couple holding hands to illustrate indonesian matchmaking

Global Love Report – September 29, 2021
A review article by Pamela Stephanie

The Indonesian matchmaking service “Jadikan Aku Halalmu” (“Make Me be Your Halal”) had recently been launched. This service, created by the Ministry of Religion in Solo, Central Java, has attracted public attention.

Hidayat Maskur, the Head of the Solo Ministry of Religion explained that this is the Solo Ministry of Religion’s new program to help singles in the community in finding a life partner.

Hidayat explained that in order to join the program, participants must be single (never married). They also have to list down their preferences for their matches (criteria), and send in pictures of themselves. He reiterates that financial status doesn’t matter,  each participant will have their own preference regarding financial status anyway.

The most important thing is that they must be single.

As of now, there have been 172 applicants, mainly people living in Solo.

Hidayat revealed that the idea for this program came about after many married couples who met through social media due to the pandemic.

For the original article about this Indonesian matchmaking service, click here.

Original article published by Kompas.

(Image source: Pexels, Danu Hidayatur Rahman)