Indonesian women attending a religious lecture on marriage without dating at a mosque in Bekasi, on the eastern border of the capital Jakarta. Photo: AFP Indonesian women attending a religious lecture on marriage without dating at a mosque in Bekasi, on the eastern border of the capital Jakarta. Photo: AFP
Indonesian women attending a religious lecture on marriage without dating at a mosque in Bekasi, on the eastern border of the capital Jakarta. Photo: AFP

In Indonesia, more young singles are turning to marriage without dating

  • The practice known as taaruf, or introduction, is derided as old-fashioned but its resurgence is seen as a reaction against fears of a breakdown in traditional values

  • A movement called Indonesia Tanpa Pacaran (Indonesia without dating) is blossoming among young people, who make up about a quarter of the population

Topic |   Indonesia
Indonesian women attending a religious lecture on marriage without dating at a mosque in Bekasi, on the eastern border of the capital Jakarta. Photo: AFP Indonesian women attending a religious lecture on marriage without dating at a mosque in Bekasi, on the eastern border of the capital Jakarta. Photo: AFP
Indonesian women attending a religious lecture on marriage without dating at a mosque in Bekasi, on the eastern border of the capital Jakarta. Photo: AFP
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