Joomla Social 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?
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. So what is the difference between dating apps and social networking sites? 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.
Dating apps on the other hand, offer the additional flexibility and freedom of mobile features, easily portable to follow you everywhere and additional features such as location-based GPS to find suitable mates nearby, without having to scroll through pages of profiles and lengthy messages of traditional dating sites A simple finger touch on your smartphone screen allows you to signal your interest, chat, disclose your location and decide if you want to take the next step, to go on a date - all done without the fear and awkwardness of face to face interaction that one experiences in a club or social gathering.
In the last 5 years, dating apps have really taken off in a big way in western cultures, in particular US and Europe where apps like Tinder and Grindr have really gained a foothold in the online dating game. The past 2 years has seen a virtual explosion in the number and scope of dating or matchmaking based apps.
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. In February last year, Malaysian-based dating app, Kehmistry, which was established in , partnered up with U Mobile to offer their app to users and the app utilizes your smartphone geolocation to identify other singles nearby.
At its launch, Kehmistry was described as specifically designed for busy, middle-class, urban professionals under 35 years old that find it hard to find time to date. The best part is the app is free of charge! Utilizing such an application allows single individuals to take control of their own destiny and provides a matchmaking platform which previously was only available from religious associations. There is also the Singapore-based dating app.
Paktor, which was launched early last year and managed to match , users in just two weeks. It is touted as the 1 social networking app for singles in Asia. Many of these dating apps have their roots in social media sites which provides the platform for them combined with greater flexibility that mobile apps offers, Today, it is commonplace to find couples who publicly declare they first met on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram as these dating apps become more socially acceptable, especially to the younger generation.
After that, he always clicked the like button on my pictures and leave comments. After getting to know her for a year, he decided to ask her hand in marriage. Malaysian Digest talked to Faiz Sobri, a year old journalist who uses Tinder and shares with us his experiences of using dating apps. Tinder is a mobile dating app that uses your current location and look for any single ladies around your area.
I use both Tinder and OkCupid. Faiz also agrees that most guys use Tinder as a place to look for hook-ups. Girls on the other hand really believe that Tinder would help them to find their Mr Right. They could be faking it when they say they are single but they actually already have a relationship. The risk of using these mobile dating apps does not stop at looking for random sex. Hackers could intercept cookies from the app via a Wi-Fi connection or public access point, and then tap into other devices such as the camera, GPS and microphone that the app has permission to access.
The thing about online dating is you just need your smartphone and a cozy sofa. Swipe through the instant options available and start chatting with the people that manage to pique your interest. A Review Of The Top 5 Best Smartphone Dating Apps For our readers who feel inspired to try their luck after reading about the dating app scene locally, here is a brief recommendation of the top 5 best dating apps we recommend.
Tinder The most mentioned app in this article. Many people love to use this app because of its user-friendly interface. All you have to do is log in with your Facebook account and the app will upload your first name, photos, interest and your age to create a Tinder profile. After that, you can anonymously browse other profiles near you, swiping right if you are interested or swiping to the left if you are not interested.
If both persons swipe right, Tinder will let you know it is a mutual thing and offer you to send a message. OkCupid Their app is fundamentally all the capacities of their website offered in a versatile structure, including building your profile, looking at and rating different profiles, answering tests and talking up potential dates.
Faiz would recommend this app if you are seriously looking for a relationship. Plenty of Fish The app gives you a chance to make and alter your profile, search through potential matches and message intriguing singles close by. Their app suits the technically challenged as it does all the filtering through a series of questions that you answer.
Tastebuds Tastebuds lives up to expectations around a straightforward reason: Users log in, enter their musical tastes and most loved music specialties and groups, and Tastebuds does the rest, revealing to you the profiles of individuals close to you with comparable musical tastes, and providing for you the choice to visit online and maybe get together.
You don't even need to restrain Tastebuds to dating. Looking for a show mate or musical partner? Tastebuds possesses all these additional features. How the application functions is straightforward: It is like the Tinder app, where users sign up for an account by synchronizing it with their Facebook profile. Users can like or dislike the individual by swiping the screen left or right. How the application monetises its site is that it permits users to pay to figure out which users "liked" them despite the fact that there is no match.
The application's specialty business sector is alluring, particularly for those into genuine connections. The limited number of clientele also helps deter casual hook-ups.