Whether you are looking for a serious relationship or a casual hookup or a partner for marriage, there is a dating app for everyone.
Here are the top 5 dating apps in Asia to look out for in 2021.
This China-based dating app operates almost like Tinder and has attracted a significantly high proportion of users in China, especially in Shanghai and Beijing. Tantan is quite vocal about how it is focused on relationships instead of casual dating and is quite popular among millennials. The app is based on geolocation that offers match-up profiles with live group chats enabling users to find their perfect match and has more than 5 million active users. Tantan is backed by DCM Ventures, Vision Plus Capital, SAIF Partners, Genesis Capital, and Bertelsmann Asia Investments.
Paktor, a Singapore-based dating and networking app connects users and allows them to chat individually or as a group. This location-based app was launched in 2013 and has now more than 5 billion swipes. The app’s proprietary technology has made it the most popular dating app for singles in South East Asia and Taiwan. Paktor emphasizes locality, anonymity, and usability for its users. To date Paktor has acquired five organizations, the last acquisition was Groopify in 2017. The company is funded by K2 Global, Convergence Ventures, and Vertex Ventures South East Asia & India.
This Indian dating app founded in 2013 is one of the best apps in the country connecting singles using a matchmaking algorithm. The verification profile of the app is very thorough and the user cannot have a live profile until it is completed. The app allows you to see other people only once they are satisfied that who you say you are. The basic principle remains the same that you can like or pass a profile and if both the users like it, you have matched. The parent company Truly Madly Matchmakers Pvt. Ltd. has raised $1.1 million funding in August 2020 from The Chennai Angels, AngelList, and Inflection Point Ventures. The funds would be used to scale up operations and team size.
One of the best Singapore-based dating apps, Singapore Lovelinks is quite popular among women in the age group of 18-35 years. The account can be linked to Facebook and once you fill in your detail, you get access to browse through the app to check profiles of other members. The app gives recommendations and you can customize criteria. The app is part of a well-established network, Cupid Media.
Aisle, an Indian dating app is competing with the likes of Bumble, Tinder, OkCupid, and Tantan. It is one of the top-grossing apps in the country with more than 3 million installs worldwide. The company reported total revenue of $500K in the financial year 2019. This Bangalore-based company was founded in 2014 by Able Joseph. In February 2021, the app has managed to raise an undisclosed sum of funding from its existing and new investors. Aisle plans to use funding from Vinod Jose, founder of Konglo Ventures and Anas Rahman, MD, Hurun India, and others to expand beyond NRIs and Tier-II markets in India.
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