Both sides (usually the singles themselves, parents, close relatives or friends of the persons involved) make inquiries about the prospective partner, e.g.
on his/her character, intelligence, level of learning, financial status, family and health status, appearance and level of religious observance.
A shidduch often begins with a recommendation from family members, friends or others who see matchmaking as a mitzvah, or commandment.
Some engage in it as a profession and charge a fee for their services.
Bear in mind that there are roughly one and a half billion believers in the Muslim faith while there actual Arabs can only be numbered in the hundreds of millions.Dating an Arab woman is not the same thing as dating a woman whose family embraces the Islam faith.If the woman is both Arabic and Muslim you have your work cut out for you if you are not a believer.Any profile who address those topics will be banned. In strictly Orthodox Jewish circles, dating is limited to the search for a marriage partner.