Ihsan

Thursday, August 04, 2005

The World of Naseeb.com

Naseeb.com burst onto the scene nearly two years ago as a cheap imitation of Freindster but for Muslims. It now boasts members in the tens of thousands – nearly everybody and their mother is now on Naseeb.com from all across the globe.

Most member profiles are rather bland, some border on the narcissistic and few are honest. What’s often worse than the member profiles are the testimonials which are little more than odes for the member that they are being written for. Take for example the following testimonial from this profile:

“My sweet little Marnoom...what do I say? You're NUTS, super funny and gorgeous as all hell. K, there's a little more to you... but those are the things people notice first. Underneath that pretty little exterior beats an even more beautiful little heart. My cousin is sweet to those she loves and is always loyal. Don't get me wrong though, this girl has some bite to her...so don't get her mad, actually she'll probably bite you anyway...are you sure you aren't secretly a scorpio??? Love you :)”

Despite all the aggrandizement, some of it no doubt solicited, there have been some who have mastered all that is Naseeb.com. Sabih towers above other males on Naseeb.com and has an impressive number of 326 friends. The distaff is represented by MissChe who claims that she is the most popular woman on Naseeb, which may indeed be true, she has 125 friends.

I am not impressed by the number of friends or the flowery testimonials, what I am most impressed by is the ability of some on Naseeb to strike up conversations, build friend/relation-ships with strangers. These two testimonials best demonstrate this. The first is a testimonial from a man to woman; the second is her testimonial for the man.

She is a beautiful young lady, on the inside and out. We have had some great conversations, and I hope to get to know her better. She is definitely someone worht talking to.”

And

Well just meeting the guy on Naseeb has been a great thing, I have had great chatts with him and I hope to chatt with him some more soon again.”

There have even been some folks who truly have met their naseeb while using this site and have since married. This trend in online match making is nothing new, even ABC now has a special on women and online dating. What I am amazed by is the ability of folks to “spit game” online.

6 comment(s):

  • Asalam ALiakum,
    I believe Naseeb is heavily tilted towards pro-regressive Muslims. The sheer number of idiots, many of whom are just looking to score on the online meat market is staggering.
    Irshad Manji and Stephen Schwartz both got space there despite their anti-Islamic credentials.


    By Blogger DrMaxtor, at 8/10/2005 01:24:00 AM  

  • But Dr. Maxtor do you have any advice for me, a loser brother, on how to "score on the online meat market?"

    By Blogger Loser Brother, at 8/10/2005 03:09:00 AM  

  • I am so honored :)

    By Blogger Iman, at 8/11/2005 09:39:00 PM  

  • Iman, how and why are you honored?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8/11/2005 10:33:00 PM  

  • i got this link fwded to me, i dont see the significance of including my name with a link to my profile .


    -sabih


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8/13/2005 03:02:00 PM  

  • I dont know "loser brother," perhaps you can ask some of the "popular" nasbeers on how to get lucky.

    By Blogger DrMaxtor, at 8/18/2005 05:15:00 PM  

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