Iran dating space
But Raja News, a fundamentalist website close to the Iranian president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, said the ban had been issued because of the online posting of clients' pictures and email addresses.
Iran has launched its first official matchmaking website to try to encourage more young people to marry.
Tehran denies its space programme has any link with its alleged nuclear ambitions.
The site marketed itself as "Iran's most complete spouse-finding website" an promised to link members with "the closest person or persons to your standards" in return for a 25,000 rial (£1.66) fee, the paper said.
From then on it’s up to the software and the mediators to find suitable matches for each registrant.
Poverty or being unable to find the right partner are only part of the reason why marriage rates have dropped.
They then have to take two psychoanalysis tests drawn up by experts at Iran’s Sports and Youth Ministry.
Afterwards they are invited to an interview at the headquarters of Tebyan’s matchmaking website where further evaluation as well as verification is conducted.
Nahid, an observation satellite equipped with solar panels, is intended to orbit at an altitude of between 250 and 370 kilometres (155 to 230 miles).
Issues such as unemployment, economic means and housing have all contributed to this.
Here in Tebyan we are focusing on one aspect, finding an appropriate spouse,” she explains.
Until some years ago many marriages in Iran were arranged between families with the help of matchmakers.
What we have done is to connect these matchmakers or mediators as we call them into a network and place a databank of young people seeking to marry and who have registered on our website at their disposal.
Online matchmaking has expanded swiftly in recent years with an estimated 350 unofficial websites active at present.