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Committed to preserving the religion and its beliefs — which centre around the core tenets of 'good words, good thoughts, good deeds' — India's Parsis forbade converts from joining the faith.

Elsewhere in the world however, Zoroastrian communities do accept converts.

you feel like you've got a sense of responsibility to meet a Zoroastrian and to help those numbers grow," says Ms Pourshasb, a 30-year-old HR advisor and member of the Australian Zoroastrian Association."It has definitely been challenging because already in the Sydney community you're faced with not a great number of bachelors to choose from, and the other thing is you grow up with them as though they're as close to you as family …But Ms Havewala's dating database isn't the only online matchmaking resource for young Zoroastrians.In 2016, Indian model and actor Viraf Patel launched the Parsi-only dating and social connectivity app, Aapro."Every year we get the statistics in which the births are, say, about 50, then the deaths would be 10-fold." According to Mr Malegram, who moved from Mumbai to Sydney in 2015, Parsi protectionism is to blame."In India to protect that Iranian ancestry and the genome, they decided to prohibit any inter-faith marriages and prohibit other people from entering the faith," he points out.

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