Dating has come a long way in India. It is no longer about stolen glances across the coaching class and hand holding hidden from the world. The young millennial is fearless, open and knows exactly what he wants.
Well, their dating preferences are changing accordingly. No more beating about the bush and no more taking just what is on offer. The world of technology is also not far behind. Dating and tech have become quite intertwined today.
Keeping in sync with the preferences, the apps are also changing bringing in new features and new dimensions to give each match its own unique flavor.
Here is a list of the most popular ones:
C’mon, the big daddy would have felt bad had we not started with it! The app that made dating a room-hold name (you know what we are talking about). Tinder was and remains the first name that comes to mind whenever dating apps start getting enlisted.
A homegrown competitor, it is the biggest competitor to Tinder. It uses interests and location, among various other parameters, to match two singletons. One distinctive feature is the practice of keeping names hidden until both the parties like each other. It surely increases the safety and trust score.
Well, this one seems to rise up to its name in helping the single ones out there “Woo” each other. Features like Voice Intro, Tag Search and Question Cast ensure that each one finds their kind and rare it indeed is to find yourself talking to someone “boring”.
This one is for the feminists out there. One distinctive feature of this app is that it fights the age old taboo of waiting for the guy to make the first move by not allowing the guys to message first. The girl has 24 hours to initiate a conversation or the match disappears. That is one hell of a way to keep fakers and buggers at an arm’s distance.
Love knows no language and definitely no gender. This app is a thriving testament to that. It does not simply “assume” that since I am a female, I will be interested in men. It makes it a point to ask about one’s sexual orientation and accordingly modifies matches.
This is more of a matchmaking than a dating app. It is a community of “handpicked singles” who connect over similar interests, hobbies, etc. The paid model ensures that everyone messaging you is as serious as you are and there is absolutely no “timepass” happening.
Well, these are the handful and popular ones. The Play Store is littered with options on the same. There are many special niches options too such as Luxy for the “unspeakably posh”, DateIITians for those who associate institutes with relevant brains, etc.
Take your pick and give them a shot. Just be safe!!!