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In Singapore, Paktor saw a 7 per cent increase in number of matches between 20, with the figure rising another 36 per cent from 2018 to this year.
Currently, Mr Ng said the app has an average of about 60,000 matches a month.
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.
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.
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.
But while the process of finding love has become easier and more efficient, the old adage of “easy come, easy go” could describe how romantic relationships are formed these days, dating gurus and sociologists said.
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