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Almost instantaneously, people find ways to overcome the obstacles to access these forbidden sites.Defeating the tech-savvy crowd has proved to be difficult for the government, which has resorted to entreaties to young Iranians to appreciate the forgotten value of marriage and to threaten punishment to those who go on line in search of temporary hook ups.By then, however, most such sites were marketing themselves as "marriage websites" to avoid getting shut down.
Already occupied filtering out dissident and pornographic websites, now the authorities have to watch for sites designated for dating that charge different membership fees for never-married people, divorcees and widows and widowers.
Then broadband appeared and download speeds improved.
According to tech entrepreneur Chris Schroeder, nearly 65 percent of Iranian homes have broadband access, nearly the same percentage as in the United States.
There has been a significant decline in nuptials, with a growing number of Iranian men and women not interested in starting families and an increasing number of couples cohabiting without getting married—what is known as white marriage.
Rather than discouraging youth from going online to find soul-mates, the government has established an official "spouse-finding" website, with counselors, monitors who make sure no one bends the rules and questionnaires to ensure the parties of their compatibility.Iranian software engineers have been quick to replicate American websites like and e-Harmony, showing photos and profiles of those seeking companionship.