At the 2017 Academy Awards, Charlize Theron presented the category for best foreign language film while wearing a glimmering Dior gown with a deep neckline.
Interestingly, the gown originally had a more revealing neckline when it made its debut during Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week, however, it was altered to look more modest for Charlize's appearance.
Had we initially met in person, this would have been very unlikely." But, most young, tech-savvy Iranians who have found dates through chat rooms, continue to frequent these online spaces and enjoy chatting, even if it doesn't result in a real-life meeting or a serious relationship.
Match-making and dating websites are deemed illegal by the administration, so almost all the Iran-based websites for meeting people are chat rooms and not designated for match-making.
Critics believe that this is a way for entering prostitution, despite the fact that it is allowed per Shi'ism and is considered halal.
One of these weblogs -- which became active and attracted attention in September, has been removed from its virtual address as of October 24.
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Fariba, 31, is a newly divorced attorney living in Tehran who, in a phone conversation, tells Al-Monitor she blames her divorce on online dating.
Fariba found her ex-husband in an Iranian chat room and met up with him after four chatting sessions.
To launch their sites and remain online, Iranian chat rooms require permission from the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance.
Some of these websites, though legal, offer what they call "sound advice," or tutorials, on ways to find a boyfriend or girlfriend, along with detailed guides.