Dec 2016 online single dating in iran

“It’s become legitimate and viable to be single for a long period of time,” he says.

“That’s never been the case before.” Social media and online dating sites have presented singles with more choices than ever, which also seems to be driving people away from tying the knot.

Some may argue that those choosing to be single prefer solitude for narcissistic reasons, like an inability to share and unite.

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Yalda intertwined with festivities such as eating watermelon, pomegranate, nuts, dried summer fruits, gathering with family and friends, citing pinnacles of Farsi literature by Hafez, and staying up after the nightfall to push back the lurking evil forces of Ahriman of the longest and darkest night of the year.

The night runs high on old believes such as the power of red fruits which are the symbolic representative of sunlight to keep the evil at bay, or eating watermelon as the sign of resistance to winter’s cold.

When Sun reaches the farthest southward point in the sky, Iranians prepare themselves to celebrate the longest night of the year by gathering and staying up past midnight which is called Yalda Night (Shab-e Yaldā).

Yalda or winter solstice is on December 21 and marks the shortest day and the longest night of the year in the northern hemisphere and it is counted as of Iranian’s ancient traditions, dating back to Zoroastrian era.

During the day, young singles, especially girls, knot leaves of greeneries as a symbolic act to express a wish to find a partner.

It is also believed that touching other’s Sabzeh or not getting rid of Sabzeh at the end of the day would bring bad luck for the rest of the year.“It’s actually probably easier to meet people now than ever before, if you think about all of the incredible technologies we have to connect,” says Eric Klinenberg, a sociology professor at New York University and the author of Going Solo: The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone.“But one big issue is people today are really looking for their soul mate," he says, "and they’re not going to compromise.” In addition to holding out for a soul mate, Klinenberg says many people aren’t settling down with someone because of society’s changing culture.It's a social change that was ignored for years, he argues.“Up until the 1950s, you can’t find a single society in the history of our species that sustained a large number of people living alone for long periods of time,” he says.“When we hit this prosperity of the post-World War II moment, we see it take off like never before.” But while America is just beginning to grapple with this change, Klinenberg says that he’s happy with his own status quo — as a married man.

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