User quizzes on values and adaptability allow the app to leverage what they call “psychometric profiling” to determine compatibility.
Two different respondents, both Muslim and married, wrote that those who use apps are not serious or honest.
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.
Another, a 29 year-old British expat who is Christian, married and has lived in Saudi Arabia for two years, says that she and her husband had to sneak around.
India is a little further along the dating-as-acceptable-social-practice spectrum, but safety and verification are still significant issues.
Members of India’s number two dating app (after Tinder), called Truly Madly, must have a “Trust Score” of 30 percent or higher in order to get a match or initiate contact with another user.
According to Shirin Rai Gupta, a company employee and PR representative, Truly Madly rejects about 12 percent of the profile photos uploaded each day.
Keeping out imposters and married men seems to be the main problem and priority.
Older generations (which includes those in their 30s and 40s, she says) still prefer that couples date under supervision or over the phone.