The same research also indicates that using this method in the search for a potential partner is no longer considered a taboo –– more people are doing it, more people are openly talking about it, and even more people are finding success with it.
Lawyer Kanika Singh met her now-fiancé, computer engineer Vishal Karnik, via a dating app.
That was till the internet became big, and provided an alternative in the form of online dating.
Websites and apps help users find partners for love, lust, and even Platonic friendships.
The arrival of dating apps such as Tinder, e Harmony, Truly Madly and Ok Cupid, among others, has resulted in a greater approval of the swipe-for-love approach.
According to a February survey by Pew Research, 5% of all marriages and committed relationships today stem from online dating.
Last month, a poll conducted by Consumers’ Research, an organisation founded in 1929, revealed that well over half of those who use online dating sites and apps say they have ended up in relationships for at least some period of time.And while the prospect of unlimited options remains its biggest advantage, another explanation for the increasing popularity of online dating in India is its gradual acceptance.According to her, an unconventional medium allows an individual to be more open and accepting, thus paving the way for a real connection without any familial or social pressure.She says, “After a couple of hits and misses, I understood that the only way to have a real chance at a relationship was by being myself, and by trying to engage with the other individual. So, suddenly, on the fifth or sixth date, you realise that you are interacting with a stranger.” Another reason why more people seem to be going in for it, according to another survey, is that online dating tools work to the user’s level of comfort. From profiles that are web-based, app-based, swipe-based, substantive, and limited in nature, to those for LGBTQ, kinksters, seniors, and even farmers or beautiful people only — there’s something for everybody out there.
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