If you look at the dating apps that are available on the market, many are international based in content and clientele.
As users demand for such apps grow locally, it was only natural for locally-based dating apps to be created.
Besides Tinder, there is Hinge, True View, Tickr, Coffee Meets Bagel, Dattch, Christian Mingle and Tastebuds.
In the last year alone, the dating apps The League, The Catch, Dapper, Happn, The Dating Lounge and Wyldfire were launched, More Malaysians Catching The Dating App Fever As with most social trends, it was only a matter of time before dating apps started to pick up among Malaysians too.
When we talk about dating and social media sites, we associate them more with traditional desktop online dating which has really established its presence in the last 15 to 20 years.
A Pew Research Centre study on ‘Dating and Mating in the Digital Age’ conducted last year revealed that 66% of online daters had actually gone on a date with someone they met online with 23% of them having entered into marriage or a long term relationship after meeting through these sites.
In the last 5 years, dating apps have really taken off in a big way in western cultures, in particular US and Europe where apps like Tinder and Grindr have really gained a foothold in the online dating game.
In February last year, Malaysian-based dating app, Kehmistry, which was established in 2013, partnered up with U Mobile to offer their app to users and the app utilizes your smartphone geolocation to identify other singles nearby.