Baklava app reaches over 160,000 members in the first year

The Arab Relationships app for dating, marriage and friendships creates 3 million matches, becoming the first app to be downloaded in Germany in June 2021 and more!

Los Angeles and Detroit, February 16, 2022– (BUSINESS WIRE) – Baklava, the true Arabic relationships app for dating, marriage and friendships, is proud that the Baklava app is now over 160,000 downloads and growing! The app is now viewed by more than 75,000 active members daily, and they have generated 3 million “matches” and 10 million exchanged messages per month, which shows the deep yearning of the Arab peoples to connect with each other. Baklava was launched on December 31, 2020, which is first and Just A social application for all Arabs from all walks of life. His filter-free approach allows members to meet people with similar interests and values, while honoring and preserving Arab culture.

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Baklava app now sees more than 75,000 active members per day and 10 million messages exchanged per month. (Graphic: Business Wire)

“Baklava is a way for millions of Arabs around the world to connect with each other and their roots,” said the Baklava Foundation and its CEO, Laila Muhaizen. “I am extremely proud and humbled by the relationships the app has already created, from marriages to friendships and more. The relationship between Arabs living abroad is undeniable and for the first time in history, the global Arab community has become truly connected – thanks to our app.”

In the summer of 2021, Baklava became the most downloaded app in Germany, replacing Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram. Baklava also achieved #1 in the Global Dating Insights Startup Report in April 2021. In just over a year, Baklava’s official TikTok videos have been viewed over 14 million times. Baklava has also led to many engagements and marriages among its members. Baklava prides itself on being different from traditional matchmaking apps by not filtering people by height, skin color, religion, etc. Members can include anything they like in their bio but people cannot filter by any attribute. Everyone has equal representation. The platform is an invitation to Arabs and non-Arabs who are interested in Arab peoples and culture. With 3.5 million Arab Americans in the United States, and 436 million Arabs worldwide, the founding team of Baklava hopes to inspire people to join in and forge real relationships with neighboring Arab peoples and around the world.

“Baklava recognizes and caters to people who are associated with the ‘bicultural Arab identity,’” said Serena Skaf, head of marketing at Baklava. “We know that Arabs are spread across the world, and we need to create a platform for this popular Arab model to unite. We hope to carefully participate in the modernization of the Arab region through technology in a way that preserves, adapts and respects our culture, which is why Baklava integrates the etiquette of the Arab community with its brand and user experiences, making it more integrated and attractive to Arabs, as opposed to collectively oriented western dating apps Which is notorious for its moderate acceptance or widespread disapproval among Arabs in the region.

Baklava is proud to sponsor, host, and actively participate in events in the Arab community across the United States, including the Orange County Autumn/Winter Arab American Professional Network, the Michigan Lebanese Student Association (LSA), the Fallback 2021 event, and the 9th Annual Michigan Consolidated Association Party Michigan LSA, and a fundraising event for the Lebanese World Cultural Union (WLCUY) youth in Beirut.

Baklava has also teamed up with Detroit Film Lab and local Arab entrepreneurs in a cultural event that showcased their love for Arab art and film. They have collaborated with small Arab companies such as the Tunisian clothing company Yom, the Palestinian candle line PSTL, and the Lebanese Skaf restaurants.

about baklava

Baklava is the real arabic relations app for dating, marriage and friendships. It is the first and only social app for Arabs from all walks of life. Baklava’s unfiltered approach to finding life partners, soulmates, and friends allows members to meet people with similar interests and values ​​without restricting categories or typical trait qualifications. Built by Arabs for Arabs, and built out of a longing to connect with Arab peoples and culture, Baklava is neutral to religion and is free and open to anyone to download and join. Launched in December 2020 and dual headquarters in Los Angeles and Detroit, the Baklava team is committed to honoring and preserving Arab culture while helping people make real connections without the stigma of traditional dating app features and filters. The basic level to join the app is free with advanced features available with membership. To learn more, please visit: or download the app:

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