Dating was never a new concept on this ever-heated planet Earth, but, yes, online dating is a new concept, at least to the developing countries like India. Let not just divulge ourselves with respect to the country, I guess that we can do later on to understand the impacts and influences in the society that keeps on evolving and covering itself with new technologies every now and then.
It all started in the year 1959 during a class project when Jim Harvey and Phil Fialer conducted a survey of match-making, finally matching 49 men and women using a punch card questionnaire. That whole process gave an idea to so many young entrepreneurs not just in that phase, but at present as well to start their own creative business. 1959, followed with several social experiments, registration of the websites and the first online dating service EHARMONY was launched by Dr. Neil Clark Warren with an objective for long-term relationships. 2000 and the decade followed was all about Orkut, Facebook and dating took a new form, online friendship.
Online dating has changed the dating concept:
As, the world around changes and adapts, so does the technology and comfort as per the sapiens interest. As, we know, all new things start from developed economies, be it software, apparel, remember wearing JEANS meant liberating and freedom, and the trends ae followed in developing economies after research and study.
I know, you want me to talk about online dating in India, so let’s just do it. Dating, in India is termed as BAD and oh my goodness, are we going to talk about Online Dating, the land where Internet revolutionized the whole system, both in good and bad way. Children suiciding over games, Indian adults tops the chart of online users watching Porn, cyber bullying, trolls and online crimes. But, wait, we can discuss some positives as well. Can’t WE?
How many dating websites and apps are there in India? I guess, only one that is famous for its Left and Right swipes. Yes, you guessed it Right, no brownies for that. Tinder in India, is not new, specifically if we go through the statistics of Metro cities, it is quite common and frequent. It has liberated young adults from going through the usual process of asking at a bar for a drink or at office and have provided the liberty and flexibility to start a conversation with just a swipe based on the mutual likeness of the most attractive photos put up. It is an easy way for meeting, dating, hooking and having sex.
But, is it even worth investing your time on a website where you have to meet strangers which might be a pain in the lungs. Never heard of grandma’s saying: “Don’t meet, talk and take anything from strangers, they hurt”. That what grandma said, but what’s harm in trying, that you wanted to hear from the start of this article, No?