Most of us are no strangers to dating apps. We either used it before, are currently using or have thought about using but just did not get it downloaded for the longest time. One thing is for sure, people are able to connect with one another quicker than ever before compared to meeting friends of friends over gatherings that happen once a year.
On the other hand, there are also many who do not prefer the over-exposure of personal information, photographs or anything that briefly relates to themselves. It seems like a great lack of privacy waiting to be judged and ridiculed by virtually anyone on the platform.
So what are the reasons for people to use dating apps today? I summarise them to mainly the four motivations as follows:
1. Looking for someone to text/chat without meeting up
2. Getting to know more friends to hang out with
3. Looking to engage in casual sexual relationships, short or long term
4. “My friend downloaded for me and made me use it” (This has to be lamest of all)
However, there is one reason that most users will not right away admit, that is to find a soul mate, a lifelong partner, their true love via dating apps, probably because most of us view these apps as frivolous and convenient avenues for the four reasons above instead. They stand the risk of being seen as naive, unrealistic or wasting their time.
But is that really the case with our ladies in Singapore? How do they view dating apps today? Do they believe in finding their true love on dating apps? We combed the streets of Orchard to get you the answers!