Reconciling these aims is so difficult that it’s no wonder so many remain single. Unfortunately it's not available outside Australia for copyright reasons, but you can still read the full transcript below.Plus SBS's Insight also looks at matchmaking, this time in Australia.Mohammad Kamand is preparing a young man for marriage at Tebyan, a government-approved website where arranged unions are strongly favoured over love matches. Profile pictures are forbidden and parents must accompany would-be couples on their first dates.The aim of this website is to use Islamic principles to get single young people together.“If you compare it to 10 years ago, expectations are higher, people are more demanding,” Mrs Mogadam tells me.
But we aren’t forbidden to hang out together,” says Ashkan Ghane, a 22-year-old psychology student. His mixed group of friends in north Tehran could easily hail from a trendy area of a Western capital.But not everybody is keen to let their fate be decided by their elders.Gender segregation was once rigidly enforced in Iran, but things are changing.Is the partner you met online really who they say they are?
Dateline finds that hiring private detectives to investigate lovers is big business in India, as modern technology challenges age-old tradition.Sex outside wedlock is illegal in Iran, but many young people are shunning the idea of getting married.