How this dating app helped this queer couple-Check out now

Dating apps are helping people to find their matches easily. One such app helped this queer couple during the pandemic to get their soulmates. Priya dali, a 24 year woman from Mumbai found a 24 year old girl Meera from Pune. They became friends and got enough time to take their relationship on a serious level.

This couple has made it easier for the whole LGBTQIA community by setting up an example. On this, Rashi Wadhera, communication director, Tinder said- . “Tinder has facilitated same-sex matches from its inception but we believe it is important to celebrate more than heteronormative narratives of finding connections. For some members, gender and sexuality labels reflect their own assertion of identity and as identities evolve, the language we use and stories we tell should include everyone, and we, therefore, partnered with Gaysi Family to highlight narratives of Queer dating.”

Rashi has given this interview to a famous website about the couple and how these dating applications are helping people to be with each other amidst this lockdown and difficulties.

Indeed, time is changing and people are more accepting of the things they were not okay before. Even the LGBTQ is now being accepted and it is high time that we also normalize it.

Netflix India to come up with new dating show IRL

Netflix comes with many shows and people love their series. However, it is for the first time that Netflix India is coming up with a dating reality show named In real love. It will be about having a heart break, making new connections and to find out your love and how long can you have it.

In an interview, Tanya Bami, the director of International originals, Netflix India said- “We are excited to expand our offering in the reality genre with a distinctive dating format, ‘IRL: In Real Love’. The concept is a true reflection of the times we love and live in,”

“The choices and conundrums we experience every day will be put to test in the show’s unique social experiment. We look forward to unraveling some extraordinary love stories on Netflix,” she added.

The show will have a concept where everyone can participate easily. however, we are not sure with the rest of the details. We shall tell you about the same ones the details are out for everyone.

Samphion- India’s first health & Lifestyle dating app

India has recently launched its own first health and lifestyle dating app to all its users. This app is pretty different from other apps as it is more about health than dating. You will be matched on the basis of your health preference. If you like some kind of workout or your thinking or approach for health matches to someone else, it will be a match after which you can initiate the conversation with your partner. The app is an easy UI app available for all its users.

You can make friends in the app and also start talking. It has the message option enable so you can text anyone but also, to keep your safety at priority, if you are not liking someone’s messages, you can simply block the person so that the person will not message or call you again.

You can add your pictures and details to the app and it will all easy for you to use it. Also, there is no need to pay for using the app as it is available to all users for free of cost. You don’t have to pay for the same. Finally after completing it, the app is now live on app store for all its users. If you want to try the app, you can simply download it from there.

Indian man got abused for his Chinese origin girlfriend

Recently, a video has got viral where an Indian man got abused due to his nationality. An Indian man, dave got abused by some random person for having a Chinese girlfriend. It was a normal evening when they were crossing nearby and suddenly a man came to them and started abusing them for having international love affair. The man abused the Indian man and said that he should only date women from his country. He also asked his girl to leave him as he is Indian. The man was surely not doing right and Dave took him to his social media and told the country about the incident he faced.

He wrote- “I come from a mixed-race background and so is my girlfriend. We both are mixed race, but we are proud to be Singaporeans. I feel we shouldn’t be publicly shamed just because of our skin colour. Love is love. Love has no race love has no religion. You and I should be able to love whoever we want to love. Let’s not become like this man in the video.”

On this, Singapore, where the incident took place also supported Dave and showed the support towards him as it was the right thing to do and even the authorities tried supporting the Indian man against the racism he was facing.

Want to avoid relatives on Tinder? Now you can do it!

You would never want to mess with your relative or your friend on any dating app for sure. This has been a fear for many. We generally block our relatives on social media but what if you get them on tinder? Well, now the app has the solution for the same. Yes, the app has come up with a news that now you can avoid your relatives on Tinder.

The app recently wrote to their blog- “Want to try to avoid seeing someone on Tinder? With Block Contacts, you can do just that. Share your device’s contact list with Tinder, select a contact you want to block, and we’ll do our best to prevent you from seeing each other,”

“If you opt in to the feature, we use your contact list so that you can quickly and easily select contacts you’d like to avoid on Tinder. Each time you visit Block Contacts, we’ll pull your list of contacts from your device so that you can pick who you would like to block. When you leave the feature, we’ll only keep the contact information for the people you have blocked (name, email and/or phone number). We’ll use this information to help prevent you from seeing your blocked contacts and from them seeing you (assuming they created an account with the same contact info you uploaded). This is what the blog said.

Online dating was a big taboo once- Able Joseph, Founder of Aisle

In India, online dating was considered a big taboo a few times ago. And it still is in many cities. This is a belief of the Founder of the dating app Aisle, Able Joseph. Initially, it was a difficult time for them to grow their market in India. But now, they easily can do it. Here is an interview of the CEO with one publisher.

How did the dating app Aisle come about? What was the inspiration?

Aisle, which was founded in 2014, is currently the second most downloaded dating app in India. It was developed as a wise middle path between matrimony sites and casual dating apps for people who were looking for serious relationships. People who were looking for arranged marriages online were not happy with the profiles on the platform as they were managed by parents and not the person themselves. On the other hand, dating apps were helping users find love online but the user intent on most of these casual apps remained unestablished.  We saw an opportunity there to create a high intent dating platform and founded Aisle as a singles’ community. The idea was to help users connect with their potential partners directly and create an alternative to the existing matrimonial sites and casual dating apps.

Has it grown in terms of the number of members and outreach?

Aisle has grown exponentially over the past 6 years and we have crossed 5 million users in the beginning of 2021. In the last year alone, we added 2 million users. Apart from Tier 1 cities we are also seeing an increase in our Tier 2 & Tier 3 cities userbase.

Since India is a diverse country with different cultures and religions, what was the impact of Aisle? Was it taken seriously? Has the company received any negativity or backlash from any group?

Unlike western dating apps, Aisle is built according to the Indian sentiments/sensitivities and provides its users a platform for meaningful relationships. It is designed taking into account the culture, subculture and counterculture. On Aisle, the profiles will not just have a photo and a name but also details that potential partners would like to know including one’s faith, mother tongue, community etc. Due to its high intent, Aisle has more success stories per 1000 users than any other dating app in India and we’d say that’s a good measure that speaks for itself.

How’s the competition with other dating apps, particularly Tinder as its internationally renowned?

We are a dating app which is made by Indians and for Indians. Aisle is exactly designed keeping in mind Indian preferences and works as a relationship centric platform that connects people looking for love. We were the 2nd most downloaded dating app in 2020 and were ranked 3rd amongst the top grossing dating apps after the billion dollar companies like Tinder and Bumble. Tinder’s entry into India happened when the general dating sentiment was conservative. The company however did enjoy first mover advantage. A lot of young people wanted to experience dating and hopped on to the wagon. Tinder did not change its strategies according to the Indian youth and continued to replicate its western strategies. Today people are moving beyond the western apps and the casual fling culture and inclining towards high intent matchmaking.

What is the potential market scope for dating apps in India?

Online dating in India was considered to be a big taboo due to cultural restrictions and lack of trust on dating apps. People preferred looking for a partner in their limited vicinity and were averse to the idea of finding love online. The advent of matrimonial apps changed the status quo. People started finding potential marriage prospects online. However, the autonomy on these apps to find a partner still belonged to families and extended family.

Dating app Bumble Donates for India COVID-19 Funds

A famous dating app named Bumble, also known for the reason that Global actor, Priyanka Chopra invested there has recently said in an interview that they will contribute to India’s covid-19 funds. However, they did not mention the amount they want to donate.

The founder, Witney Wolfe Herd said- “My heart goes out to everyone in India affected by the devastating second wave of covid-19. Bumble is donating to UNICEF to support urgent relief efforts in India, provide medical supplies, and help spread crucial information on safety protocols. Our thoughts are with you all,”

They added that they will also follow all the safety protocols for virtual dating through the app. They have said that the app stands with the community during this tough time that we all are facing.

Other than this, many other companies are also trying to help and do their bit for the covid second wave. Start India, Yash Raj films, and even many more companies are trying to do their bit and make the suffering easier for the country.

 

Happn app to get voice feature enabled soon

Happn is one of the known dating apps in India. It already is doing good with an unlimited no. of users in it. You can simply start using the app and get all those premium features without paying a lot for it. Although the app has its own paid version, you still can use the free-of-cost version available for everyone.

The app had seen a great hike in their users while it was a lockdown. Thanks to its features, people have enjoyed using the app and made some good friends there. Happn is soon going to have an exclusive feature of voice. People can send voice texts to each other and talk while using the app. It is going to be a new feature for everyone.

The app works in real-time geolocation basis due to which if you are crossing someone, you will be able to connect with the person and you can initiate the chat if the person is interested in you. The app always wanted to provide the best to the customers.

On the same, the CEO of the dating app, Didier Rappaport said- “The integration of the senses into online dating is one of the biggest challenges applications will face in the coming years. We have chosen to start with the voice, and we are convinced it will totally revolutionize how we meet and get to know other people.”

What are your thoughts on it?

Dating app sees a hike in women users

During the pandemic, people have changed their way of living. They are getting digitalized in everything they can do. Be it buying food or finding a partner, people are finding it via the internet. Talking about this in brief, during the pandemic, dating apps have witnessed more active women users than any time ever.

According to a famous portal, we have seen a 12% of hike in women users in 2020. The survey was conducted for many famous T1 cities. It has also been seen that women users are using it for more than 12 hours while men are doing comparatively lesser.

On this, the CEO of QuackQuack, Ravi Mittal said- “Today, more women are adapting to dating culture and their topmost priority has been to find a genuine match for them. It is really an interesting thing to see how dating culture is evolving these days and women are taking part in it whereas it wasn’t the same earlier before the pandemic hit on us.”

As per the reports, the main aim of women was always to find the perfect match for a long-term relationship whereas for men, it isn’t the same. Most of the women tend to hide their identity whereas it is not the case with men. You can see men not being much worried about hiding their identities while being on social media.

The credit also goes to the websites and security which has increased recently and this could be one of the most vital reasons why women are not hiding on social media and dating apps and being modern and outspoken about their choices.

 

HiHi dating app touches the milestone of 400k downloads

HiHi is a known famous dating app that was released back in Aug 2020. The app isn’t very old and was launched last year only. However, the app managed to win the hearts of many even in a short span of time. The concept of the app is to make friends and relationships in the app from a click. You can catch up with people who think like you and start your journey with them.

You can use the app anywhere as they have expanded their coverage even in T2 and T3 cities. They mainly aim at the B-town people and target the young souls who can talk to each other. The app is available for the Android version whereas they are still planning to launch the app even in the iOS version as well. In an interview with one of the executives of the app, he said-

“There is an increase in returning users and in-app purchases. Previously the app came up with three new features which were liked by the users. The two new features planned are audio and video calling. Through these features, one person can audio and video call with their matches and know more about the person, taking the relationship to the next step. This new feature also gives you the option to plan virtual dates with your matches. This will also make the interaction and bonding more interesting. In this pandemic situation, people are preferring to take the dating process slow, know the personalities of their matches and check how compatible they are with them,”

“We have worked hard to put up an amazing new-age dating product for India. We were worried about the launch timing when the pandemic started last year. Thanks to our amazing team, we quickly iterated our marketing plan and grabbed all opportunities for a successful launch. I’m extremely happy with the results. In a short span, we have grown into a thriving community of 400k users. Our journey has just started. We are working on many new features along with the launch of the HiHi iOS app,”