"My brother's friend saw me on a dating app and he called me to say, 'How can you join a dating app?
Ask the girls what sort of man they are looking for, and pat comes the reply: "Anyone who puts up a photograph shirtless or with six-pack abs is out." Amidst peals of laughter, they list their preferences: humour, confidence, well-spoken and, yes, "easy on the eye".
And an explosion of identity-defining hashtags: #voracious gourmand, #animal lover, #sports nut, #whiskey connoisseur, #health freak, #party hopper, #avid reader. ' although he himself is there." But 'judgement' works the other way too.
You might not meet your husband but it beats a night in front of East Enders.
Who knows, of the billions of strangers out there, one swipe might just lead to that chance meeting of true love. "We had in mind a matchmaking platform, a virtual best friend who would always have someone great to introduce you to, no baggage of caste, or religion, no neighbourhood busybody, no slinking around nooks and alleys in search of privacy." They had experience: Bhatia was co-founder of online travel company, Make My Trip, Dhingra of electronics e-tail venture, Letsbuy, and Kumar, as a product manager for tech companies.
Though at a nascent stage, with over 250 million singles aged between 18 and 34 and 235 million smartphone users currently, India is one of the largest and most exciting dating markets in the world. Consumers are spoiled for choice, as app developers are bringing out simpler and diverse routes to love every day: there are now global dating apps for Indians-Tinder, ok Cupid, Badoo, Coffee Meets Bagel, Hinge, How About We-that are casual about relationships and sex; there are Indian apps for singles who want meaningful relationships-Truly Madly, Woo or Marrily; apps that are exclusively for urban, independent Indians with similar wave lengths (Aisle) to those meant for Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities (i Crushi Flush); apps targeted at South Asians, global Indians and expats-Desi Crush to Dil Mil to ek Coffee; apps exclusively for gays, lesbians, bisexuals, transgenders; for persons with disabilities, for the super-rich, for teens, for music lovers, for flirting with people who have more brains than beauty. About 15 girls and boys sit around a long oval table.
He: I was also the carom king of my college :)She: Ha ha (number)How do I love thee? I love thee to the level of every day's most quiet need. And that amounts to a roughly billion worldwide market. And India is among its top five growing markets, the largest in Asia, attracting over 14 million swipes each day from young, savvy 19- to 25-year-old Indians, according to Taru Kapoor, India head, Tinder Inc.
From bearded men only to double dating, here’s 10 dating apps you need to be on in 2016. Voicecandy An app with an audio twist, Voicecandy connects people by choosing an icebreaker question and allowing you to record and listen to spontaneous replies.
They say you can tell a lot by a person’s voice – and this app proves exactly that. Howaboutwe What better way to get to know someone than over a few beers in a pub – or not.
But they just couldn't think of a name that would describe what they had in mind.
Like Tinder, it would link up to Facebook, enable private conversations inside the app, but it would be super-safe for women and focused on love, romance and meaningful relationships, instead of casual dating and hook-ups.
Nearly six per cent of web users currently use a dating app, according to research firm Global Web Index.