When we talk about dating and social media sites, we associate them more with traditional desktop online dating which has really established its presence in the last 15 to 20 years.
A Pew Research Centre study on ‘Dating and Mating in the Digital Age’ conducted last year revealed that 66% of online daters had actually gone on a date with someone they met online with 23% of them having entered into marriage or a long term relationship after meeting through these sites.
In February last year, Malaysian-based dating app, Kehmistry, which was established in 2013, partnered up with U Mobile to offer their app to users and the app utilizes your smartphone geolocation to identify other singles nearby.
Besides Tinder, there is Hinge, True View, Tickr, Coffee Meets Bagel, Dattch, Christian Mingle and Tastebuds.
In the last year alone, the dating apps The League, The Catch, Dapper, Happn, The Dating Lounge and Wyldfire were launched, More Malaysians Catching The Dating App Fever As with most social trends, it was only a matter of time before dating apps started to pick up among Malaysians too.
If you look at the dating apps that are available on the market, many are international based in content and clientele.
As users demand for such apps grow locally, it was only natural for locally-based dating apps to be created.
We have all heard of finding love on the internet and can recall many of our own friends or acquaintance who found their spouses on sites such as Match.com, Ok Cupid, and even through social media sites like Facebook, Skpe and We Chat.
Controlling our love life with a flick of the finger on our smartphone with the same ease we check messages from work or order products from online stores.
Has finding love reached a whole new level of casualness and ease?