He is a Sharif University graduate, brilliant and good-looking.
"All I knew," she says, "was that he was unable to hold a job. Once we moved in together on our wedding night, I found out that he is addicted to crystal meth.
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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.
At least that’s the theory, since the world’s oldest profession has a strong foothold in this very conservative country.
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.
Under the Shah’s rule, prostitutes – who were already breaking the law then – worked mainly in the capital’s red-light district, known as Shahr-e-no or New Town.
In 1979, revolutionaries launched a crackdown on brothels and tore them down.