‘I can literally say that I do not have a social life as I’m always stuck and busy with work and hardly find time with friends and family.
‘I see these sites as platforms to meet with new people and friends,’ On the other hand, another female subscriber who goes by the name Sandy Babe (20 years old) says her desire to meet new people has pushed her to join dating sites.
He says his accounting job has robbed his social life as he is always working.
One 30 year old, Tendai, feels the same way as Gracy.‘I’m from the small Kwekwe town and I enjoy meeting like-minded people from other towns, so I guess joining dating sites does a great deal,’ she said.‘Rooranai vematongo’ is a Shona proverb better translated into English as ‘marry those from your neighborhood’.This proverb sums up the dating culture of most of the Zezuru, Korekore, Karanga and Manyika people in Zimbabwe (at least in the 90s and before) who would only marry from within their tribes and boundaries.
Sites like Metrodate, Topface, Dating Buzz and Evening Touch, to mention just a few are helping boys, girls, men and women find dates.But, why are most people in the country now very active on these dating sites?