Since the launch of Tinder back in 2012, and with people bored of long drawn out profiles and endless messaging back and forth on traditional dating sites, there is no denying that dating apps are now the go-to method if you want to meet someone online these days.
And whether it’s something deep and meaningful you’re after or a hassle-free hook up, there’s a dating app for you.
"First of all, they don't understand what apps are, and they don't understand dating.
" The Indian youth are aware of the dangers and dichotomy of their new exciting game. My parents don't know," says Anusha Nayar, a 24-year-old PR professional from Chennai, who has recently shifted out of Delhi.
"My brother's friend saw me on a dating app and he called me to say, 'How can you join a dating app?
They talk about 'judging' people on apps: "There's a lot of 'judgement' around dating apps," says a girl, who learnt about them on her brother's mobile phone.
Although a lot of girls share profiles of men with friends and keep them informed about who they are dating and where. Single and new to a city, she has taken to dating apps to perk up her social life. Hanging out is just on the basis of physical attraction, either as Friends With Benefits or for casual sex. "In the West, dating means a romantic plan with another person or maybe courtship.
No girl takes a boyfriend to meet her parents unless she is sure that the relationship is serious. "Of course," the Delhi students chime together: Dating is when you are romantically inclined but there's no commitment. "Everybody, especially men, misunderstand the word dating," says Anusha.
The index finger automatically positions itself, to do the best thing it has ever done: swiping the screen-left, right, up, down. They had a great idea and they wanted to turn it into a business.
Everybody and their partner somewhere out there having fun. That hour when the mobile phone is one's best friend. The boys in the group add just one more adjective: "Pleasant."VIRTUAL BEST FRIENDSOne fine day in 2013, three friends-Sachin Bhatia, Hitesh Dhingra and Rahul Kumar-sat in a cafe in Delhi, racking their brains.
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