Iranian authorities launch matchmaking website
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In Iran, the economic crisis means that fewer Iranians can afford to get married. With extra-marital sex severely punished, more and more young Iranians are resorting to "sigheh" or temporary marriage. It can last from a few hours to several weeks and comes with official religious approval. But the Iranian authorities disapprove of this practice and have set up a state-run matchmaking website in the hope of encouraging traditional marriage.
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