The reality is that online dating services have a mixed response from the public. The app Tinder is one of the biggest successes in the West, however meeting people and dating though apps is still not as common in Korea, why is this? Koreans are more reluctant to open up to dating apps because they fear they will be conned, scammed or even worse. The fear of the unknown is understandable, but it is also suspicion as security and regulations are not as standardized in Korea as they may be in America or Europe.
While many refuse to use apps, more and more of the younger generation are using them and reaping the benefits. While dating apps do exist in Korea, there is no single Korean app like Tinder that is pioneering the dating movement. Instead there are numerous vibrant apps which use unique methods and software to create a fun experience. The arrangement works like so; one gets introduced to 16 eligible people every day.
You must narrow down the 16 to just 2, and then with their profile information and pictures you select just one. The opposite gender does the same, and only if you both select each other as the top choice, you may start to chat. The competitive elements make the app almost game-like and its popularity can be assumed to be because of many successful matches.
Being selected as the best of 16, is both flattering and prevents time wasters. In comparison to other apps, its premise is unique as it focuses on taking the interaction offline, as it encourages users to grab a cup of coffee together. Coffee shop and restaurant deals are given to users to provide a casual environment to meet.
This apps currently has thousands of users and is perfect for adventurous and outgoing individuals who just want to enjoy a good date. Rather than meeting one on one, the app encourages a gathering of likeminded people of similar interests, and hopefully one can form a friendship or even more.
This app is less burdensome because one does not need to prepare a resume of reasons to be attractive; also it focuses on enjoying time together rather than only dating.
This interesting app matches people based on fate, so instead of displaying facts about oneself, partners are matched based on their star sign and zodiac. You can check profiles and find out their favorite number and favorite direction. The main benefits of this app, is the ability to fully personalize your profile, its simple use and security. There are many categories that you can fill out on your profile and add many pictures into each category.
Security is tight on this app and every account in thoroughly check and you must go through an extensive security process to even be given an account. This app has been in the headlines for meetings become marriages, which is as successful as you can get on just an app!
Have you tried any of these apps?