And if the guy has swiped a right for you too, then you will get a match and then you both can chat." Much to her surprise, the 22-year-old MBA student found that almost every guy she ticked a right for, had ticked right back at her. "Not that I am a supermodel, but I found that just about every guy I would swipe a right for, had already done the same for me. " Says Josh Israel, founder of the dating app Thrill, "When we first came out here, we saw that a lot of creeps/fake profiles were joining dating websites - which was one of the main reasons women weren't signing up." This made Josh try and hand over the reigns of dating and filtering guys to the girls.
However, looking at the popularity of these online dating websites in India, I decided to experience the ‘never before experienced’ arena myself.
So I plunged into the world of dating apps, swiping men I liked right and those I didn’t like to the left — most apps have the same operating mechanism.
It uses the Facebook login but it verifies profiles of male users before activating their accounts.
I haven’t heard of any females getting their accounts verified.
There is a flood of apps and websites that help you find a date.
I’ll help you out with comparisons on a few dating platforms; Tinder, Aisle.co, Trulymadly.com, Thrill, Ok Cupid and Woo.
So what is it that makes users, mostly women, wary of meeting guys online?
The Creep factor: Shruti Sen, who registered on the dating app Tinder as a random research project for her college course, was surprised to find a barrage of requests coming her way. Here, you are supposed to swipe right for the guy you find interesting and left for the ones you don't.
"There's this belief," says Menon, "that Tinder is only for hook-ups.