Of the remaining about 10 per cent said they use match-making apps to interact socially or for networking in ways other than dating and the rest said they had no idea about such mobile apps.
Some of those who had used a dating app said they would prefer using a reliable and free dating app to find their life partner instead of using a matrimonial website or columns of a newspaper.
Bloomberg Mint’s Amrit Raj, Upasana Jain and Vidhi Choudhary in New Delhi contributed to this story.
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We look forward to reading the guidelines,” said Anupam Mittal, founder of
Let’s wait for the guidelines to be available in public domain,” the official added, asking not to be identified.
Dipankar Gupta, a former professor of social sciences at Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University, said the main issue with matrimonial websites is one of trust.
On being asked as to why they prefer or do not prefer using dating apps, majority of respondents said it is safe and secure as it allows them to maintain anonymity even though it does have the option for full disclosure, however, one is in complete control of whether or not to reveal their name, e-mail or post pictures and other personal details.
Besides, there is no limit and one can connect with anyone worldwide.