When most people go looking for love, they turn to dating apps or matchmaking websites, or they ask friends to set them up – but Muhammad Malik is taking a different approach entirely.
The 29-year-old bachelor from London has been using billboards in the UK city of Birmingham to advertise himself to potential suitors.
The signs read: “Save me from an arranged marriage” and also carry the name of his website, so would-be wives can get in touch and find out what he’s looking for.
In a video on the website, which is called Find Malik a Wife, the Londoner says he’s an entrepreneur, a foodie, religious and looking for someone who’s working on her Din – the Islamic way of life that defines a Muslim individual’s social and personal code – and whose “banter has to be 100.”
As to why he’s chosen such an unorthodox method to find a partner, Malik says on the site: “I just haven’t found the right girl yet. It’s tough out there. I had to get a billboard to get seen!”
Malik also says he’s interested in “personality and faith” over anything else and confirms on Find Malik a Wife that the billboards are not a joke – he’s serious.
The eligible bachelor also makes clear that he’s not against arranged marriages. He tells visitors to the website that he thinks “arranged marriages have a place and tradition in many Islamic cultures,” but says “I just want to try and find someone on my own first.”