Why is the Iranian government running an online dating site?

If you can't beat 'em, join 'em. Journalist Nassim Hatam on the Iranian government's attempt to rival Western-style dating sites.

If you were striking out as an eligible single, would you consider asking your government for help? The people of Iran now have this option, where state-sponsored matchmaking has become a reality. 

Journalist Nassim Hatam joins Shad to explain why the Iranian government launched its own internet dating service, how it differs from Western sites, and how it's faring against hook-up apps like Tinder. 

q: Would you trust your government to help you find love? 


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