The whole idea of online dating is undoubtedly new in India, but is picking up pace. With online dating websites like TrulyMadly and Tinder’s popularity on the rise, you surely would have had a question or two about these apps.
It must be said at the outset that these dating platforms are different from typical social networking platforms. We believe it is a good idea to delve into this relatively uncharted world for even much of the urban populace.
TrulyMadly truly increases the fun quotient when chatting with someone you have liked with interesting stickers and games like ‘Hocus Pocus’, ‘Foodie Funda’ and many more. These games ask you a short series of questions and displays your answers next to the answers that your match chose. Styletastic quiz asks you questions like ‘what would you wear on a date’ or ‘how do you do your hair’, allowing people to know more about your choices.
One very good aspect of TrulyMadly is the verification process – where you need to obtain a minimum of 30 percent on a verification score. TrulyMadly assigns different percentages to different mediums of logging in. While logging in with your Gmail id gives you only a 10 percent score, logging in with Facebook profile or Photo Id gives you the required 30 percent to start dating. When you log in, profiles will be shown based on proximity and number of mutual friends on Facebook.
You can filter your search with age range, height, state or city and the app will show you profiles matching your preferences. The app works on a ‘Trust Score’ system which allows people to rate you based on your interactions with them. It also gives you the option to enable visibility to only those people you wish to talk to.
Tinder is very popular in the online dating scene. It allows you to log in using your Facebook profile, thereby banking on the Facebook verification process. Tinder shows you the name, age, description of people whom you can either swipe right to choose or left. In addition, there is also an option of ‘Superlike’.
There is also an option to ‘Unmatch’ people when you chose to discontinue talking to someone. A good thing about Tinder is that it allows you to personalize your experience. For example, you can switch off the discovery of your profile and chat only to those people you have liked. It allows you to choose both men and women from its settings. It also allows you to refine your search by limiting the search distance or age.
Additionally, there is Tinder Plus for you, if you do not wish to disclose your location. However, it is not a free service and subscription charges are applicable. With Tinder Plus, another interesting feature is that is if you have mistakenly swiped someone left, then you can undo that.
To put in in short, both TrulyMadly and Tinder have their own positives and a subsequent user base. The user base, moreover, is likely to increase further in future with online dating (and even extra-marital dating) becoming more of an accepted practice than before.