Check out the clips below, and let us know if there are any passing references (no matter how minor and obscure) that we completely missed.Iran has launched its first official matchmaking website to try to encourage more young people to marry.was released in 1995, and in it was the first positive ‘passing reference’ to Iranians I noticed in a major Hollywood picture.I was 10 years old when I saw this movie, and I still remember watching the scene where Cher, the glamorous popular high school girl, points to a group of cool-looking teenagers and says, ' That's the Persian Mafia- you can't hang out with them unless you own a BMW.' There wasn't a large Persian population in the town I was living in Texas, so just imagining these too-cool-for-school "Persians" being noticed and commented on by the most popular girl in school was astounding to me.The people of Iran truly moved me with their genuine generosity and kindness.If you’re open to seeing Iran beyond the headlines, here are some of my tips on local culture that can help you better understand the country and its people: or loose scarf.In Iran, dating is frowned upon by traditional and religious families and forbidden by the state, so finding the person to share one’s life with can be tricky.
This greatly increases the chance of an individual never marrying and alarm bells are ringing,” says Zohreh Hosseini, the website project manager at Tebyan.
I would advise female travellers to wear long, flowing tops or tunics and cardigans that run below the waistline.
Baggy pants and covered shoes are also highly recommended.
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