As for men, they are forbidden from approaching women they don’t know.
The internet has opened new doors for single women in highly traditional societies, allowing them to chat with strangers discreetly from their homes, away from the eyes of family members.
While we are focussed on serving the Arab community, we openly welcome members from around the world, from all religions, all ethnicities, all races and of all ages.
Keeping out imposters and married men seems to be the main problem and priority.
User quizzes on values and adaptability allow the app to leverage what they call “psychometric profiling” to determine compatibility.
Though these two had not dated, the rest of the respondents had all either nearly been caught themselves, or had heard about less fortunate instances.
One respondent, 33 and married, who has lived her whole life in the country, wrote that dating is not allowed; she does not know anyone using any such apps or websites.
Truly Madly’s average user age is 23, and India’s top 10 cities account for around 70 percent of their total user base.
According to Gupta, research shows that though young people in less urban areas of India are not as open to online dating, social attitudes are rapidly shifting.
And no one wants to admit to their parents that they met online.
India is a little further along the dating-as-acceptable-social-practice spectrum, but safety and verification are still significant issues.
Though young people no longer sneak around inordinately, she says, the concept of dating is still new.