Dating relationships other effects on society
Last year saw a rare Indian tech-sector IPO when raised 500 crore rupees (m) to help it target the marriage market.In countries where marriage is still very much in the hands of parents, today’s apps offer an option which used hardly to exist: casual dating.
A great deal of the relevant data are treated as proprietary by the companies gathering them.
Americans are charging ahead; Germans, comparatively, lagging behind.
India, which has long had a complex offline market for arranged marriages within religious and caste boundaries, has seen it move online.
More personal because the phone is intimate in a way the keyboard is not, camera-ready and always with you. Many people now feel quite happy swiping left or right on public transport, gossiping to their friends about potential matches.
Screenshots of possible partners fly back and forth over Whats App and i Message.