This approach has worked, for many centuries, but the big change that has happened in this generation is the large migration of Muslim families to other countries in the west. As they slowly adjust to the western culture and children slowly grow up having a good mix of eastern and western values they find that the classic “arranged marriage” mentality and effectiveness slowly diminish. There are many reasons for this, but the main ones are that the single Muslim does not understand the cultural idea of marrying someone who they do not know, not spoken with much, might not even feel attracted to. Another reason might be that families have lost their deep connection that they might have had in their home countries and their home communities. This loss of communication radically lessens the pool of potential single Muslim potentials. Arranged marriages might not be as bad as many people think, once you understand that arranged marriage has been around probably since man understood the value and importance of marriage, it seems logical and helps in getting a young couple together for procreation.
As young Muslims see that the chances of finding someone through parental involvement slowly decrease, they feel the pressure to broaden their horizons. This is where the internet is playing a major role. With Muslim marriage and matrimonial websites, single Muslims are finding that they can quite easily find someone who has similar beliefs, common goals and the same aspirations in life.
Sites like http://www.iMuslimMarriage.com cater for single Muslims needs, such as free access, galleries, advanced search features and ability to hide their pictures and allow access on demand to potentials.