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“All the good and bad, you compress it into two, three years because we meet so often.”Dating apps, from the likes of Tinder, CMB, Ok Cupid — which are all based in the United States — to homegrown outfits such as Paktor, have radically changed romance and the way singles date.With their speedy account set-ups and “swipe to like” interface, coupled with “secret recipes” — the algorithms which match different users — finding a potential date has become much faster and efficient as well as more convenient than ever before.Assoc Prof Li observed: “Before dating apps and technology, people would get introduced to others through friends and family.In the really old days, marriages were pretty much arranged." He added: But not all countries are embracing dating apps at the same rate, or in the same way.This preference for a more localised dating app — an app that is, or perceived to be started by locals and targeted at locals — is observed in South Korea and Taiwan, said Mr Ng from Paktor Group, which provides online as well as offline dating and coaching services.“For example, we found that generally, Koreans prefer to date fellow Koreans,” he said.
Currently, Mr Ng said the app has an average of about 60,000 matches a month.
Similar apps popular internationally include CMB, Ok Cupid and Bumble, which was started in 2014 by an ex-Tinder executive.
The success of these apps in the Western markets also spawned clones targeted at Chinese users, such as Tantan.
As such, since the early 2010s, the Internet has overtaken schools, universities, and offices as settings in which singles could potentially meet a partner.
Gone are the days of relying on friends and family to introduce potential partners too, said Mr Ye.