Slo Mo: A Podcast with Mo Gawdat

Shahzad Younas - How Faith And Culture Impacts Finding Love

September 16, 2023 Episode 263
Slo Mo: A Podcast with Mo Gawdat
Shahzad Younas - How Faith And Culture Impacts Finding Love
Show Notes

 My guest today is Shahzad Younas, who is the founder of Muzz, which you would absolutely know about if you are a Muslim - you would know nothing about if you are not - it is the world’s largest Muslim dating site - if dating is the right word to use. He used to be an investment banker and then realised this is not what he wanted to do with this life, and what a journey! If you know the story of how business works in the background for some of those things you end up having in your hand, it would blow you away. So excited to have a conversation about, not only how he ended up here but why he ended up here, and you know, how different some of our cultures are when it comes to love, dating and romance. 

Shahzad Younas (London, UK) is the founder and CEO of Muzz (formerly muzmatch). Previously a Vice President in Equity Portfolio Trading at investment bank Morgan Stanley for 9 years, Shahzad quit his career to fully focus on building a high-quality mobile app to help Muslims around the world find their perfect marriage partner.
Backed with a total of $9M investment (Seed and Series A) from a range of Silicon Valley and global investors, headquartered in Aldgate, London, and boasting a fast-growing 65+ strong global team, Muzz (formerly muzmatch) is transforming how Muslims meet and marry.

Listen as we discuss: 

  • 02:00 - Muslims don’t date they marry! 
  • 06:30 - The gamification of dating apps 
  • 09:30 - Finding Love 
  • 16:00 - The process of choice 
  • 19:00 - Sex education 
  • 21:30 - Where’s the romance? 
  • 25:30 - Looking for the one 
  • 27:30 - What does the science say? 
  • 31:30 - When things go wrong 
  • 35:00 - Leave her in kindness 
  • 36:00 - Treat others as you want to be treated 
  • 38:30 - Ethics 
  • 40:30 - Do dating app works? 
  • 47:00 - AI 
  • 49:30 - Solve it for women 
  • 56:00 - Working from home 
  • 59:00 - Good boys win 
  • 01:07:00 - The mechanics of it 
  • 01:11:30 - Honestly 
  • 01:13:00 - Ghosting 

Connect with Shahzad Younas on LinkedIn and learn more about his work here.

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