“Now dating apps have become mainstream,” Sumesh Menon, CEO and co-founder of Woo, a Gurgaon-headquartered dating app, told Quartz.“Just like e-commerce sites, now there are celebrities throwing their weight behind the dating space.Those seeking love aren’t want for options — at least when it comes to dating apps.Dozens of services now let users connect with others based on religion, sexuality, race, hobbies, specific sexual interests, or even just a love of bacon.
Two years on, India is Tinder’s top market in Asia, the company’s spokesperson Evan Bonnstetter told Quartz.
Tinder is often considered a win for non-serious relationships, where a user can swipe right when she or he is interested in a profile, or swipe left to indicate rejection.
But Indian dating platforms typically promise to connect urban singles who are not just looking for casual relationships, but also sometimes a potential spouse.
On that night, he found them at a bar called Nowhere.
For all the handwringing about “hookup” apps undermining monogamy, fewer have wondered how their use of proximity to serve up potential matches is changing users’ perceptions of the city.