Rasi called upon social organizations to start adopting this proposal and to encourage youths to engage in it.
Rasi, in an article published by al-Massae newspaper, said that young people “waste” time during the pre-marriage stages that often includes a number of meetings between the couple, their families and lengthy discussions over what a marriage between the two would look like.
“At the end of all this, it is very likely that the marriage might not happen,” Rasi wrote.
“I have been living my whole life here in Morocco and I don’t think there is a problem with women marrying older,” said Samira Juma’a, a 26-year-old single woman currently working at an advertising agency in Casablanca. It isn’t like Morocco is facing a huge crisis, women are just being smarter and want to live a little before marriage,” she told via telephone.
For Juma’a and others, the idea of speed dating, is part of the patriarchal society that has come to be synonymous with the Islamic world.
Rasi added that all participants are to write their feedback about each of the persons he/she met in one short sentence: “I want to meet him/her again” or “I do not want to meet him/her again.” The organizers would receive the feedback and sort all the papers to decide who wants to meet who again then contact the relevant participants for another date.
With the conservative nature of Moroccan society and Islamic countries in general, Rasi sees no harm in allowing a third party to accompany the women, as long as they do not interfere with the conversations.