Editor's note: So you’ve swiped right, exchanged numbers and got yourself a date on Tinder. This is a 10-part series on the dating landscape among the young-ish and single-ish of India.Part IX looks at whether or not Tinder is the best dating app there is.
Meanwhile, on the opposite end of the spectrum, Tinder went Parents everywhere are pulling their hair in angst.
All you get is their age and a box out that gives you a percentage of ‘match’ versus ‘enemy’.
This statistical result is derived from five frivolous questions that include the likes of ‘are you okay with smokers?
They thought that the days where they had to spend hours on matrimonial sites to find a perfect match for their sons and daughters were gone. How can they defy tradition without using hookup apps on which they explore, express, experiment and live the scandalous vagaries of youth? There are many other avenues for India’s singl-ish, young-ish and skittish to socialise, fraternitise, sexualize and even franchise.
Matrimonial and matchmaking sites are now giving way to dating apps such as Hinge, Truly Madly, Thrill, Woo, Desicrush, Ok Cupid, and Aisle.
The app is pitching itself as a modern matchmaking service that has all the checks and balances in place. TM is almost like a matrimonial website, without the archaic rites of passage such as caste, class and the bio of family members.