Tinder follows a very simple principle; ‘hot or not’.
Basically all you have to do is approve or reject people in your area only based on their pictures by swiping to the left for ‘No’ or right for ‘Yes’.
In October last year, our neighbour from the land of Merlion, Singapore also launched a dating app just for Muslims - Mat & Minah. At its launch, a Singapore-based news daily reported that the man behind Mat & Minah; Zuraimie Ismail, 43, director of Skimly the company that developed the app, as stating that Muslims traditionally depend on familial connections for help to find a spouse but this practice has declined due to the increasing urban diaspora.
Utilizing such an application allows single individuals to take control of their own destiny and provides a matchmaking platform which previously was only available from religious associations. Paktor, which was launched early last year and managed to match 250,000 users in just two weeks.
talked to Faiz Sobri, a 23-year old journalist who uses Tinder and shares with us his experiences of using dating apps.
“I would say most urban people know about Tinder compared to those who live outside urban areas.
Tinder is a mobile dating app that uses your current location and look for any single ladies around your area. “For me when I look at the profiles, I would go for physical attraction (slim, fit) and girls who enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking like I do.