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"Indian Men Don't Like to Wait for a Date": weTouch Dating App Survey

Majority of young Indian men will ask for a date within 3 days. #Initiative.

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There are a lot of questions in mind before one starts chatting with someone on a dating app. One such important question is "How long should you wait before asking your partner out for a date?" One of the top emerging dating apps, weTouch, conducted a survey in India asking over 3,000 users, aged 25 to 34 years, about their dating habits. The study highlights an interesting outlook on the attitude of both genders towards online dating.

weTouch provides a platform to its users to chat, meet and date new people. The survey results showed that 71 percent of males ask females out for a date within a span of 3 days. On the flip side, 63 percent of women said that they wait for the man to ask them out and take the first step only after waiting for 5-6 days.

From WeTouch Limited, weTouch is a dating app for college students. The app aims to make the higher education days of meeting, chatting and dating easier for students. The app claims its simple and intuitive design, allows a user to quickly find their match and strike up a conversation.

“…[T]ake advantage of being a college student. Who knows, if things go right and sparks begin to fly, that new friend just might turn into your lover. Embrace your youth and get socially active with weTouch,”the app description reads.

When the users were asked about their first date preferences, 75 percent answered that they like to go out for a movie or coffee. Moreover, most men (73 percent) still think that they should pay on the first date, whereas, only 45 percent women agreed to that. Most certainly, it is a sign of rising independent women in India. Talking of change, there are still a few things which more or less remain the same, just like the good old times. Roughly 80 percent users still treat dating as a personal affair and don't like to tag a friend on their dates. Also, preferred topics to chat remain personal life such as career and family (43 percent), followed by traveling and food (31 percent).

weTouch works in a way not unlike Tinder. A user will tap the heart or swipe right for profiles they like, or tap the "X" or swipe left if not interested. The app allows to make a match by filtering university, proximity, and age. Another feature reminds us of an early version of Facebook which indicated how popular a user’s peers are and the app filters this by gender or school.

The success of dating apps have always been questioned in the Indian market, but it turns out that the industry is booming as these apps are a unique blend of technology and tradition. weTouch survey results show that around 72 percent of its users have met a partner through their App. In a nutshell, online dating allows people to be connected 24 hours a day and talk more in lesser time, not leaving much room to wait. Having said that, everyone has their own ways of chatting and dating. This survey was an effort to highlight dating habits amongst Indians, as it continues to evolve.

weTouch users are required to register with a Facebook account. The app promises in its privacy policy to never match users with a Facebook friend, and never publish on Facebook. “Users can only sign up and login through Facebook to increase authentic profiles. We use Facebook authentication to verify the validity of every profile. If people do not have more than 50 friends on Facebook, they are not allowed to register… Must be enrolled in a university to register for and use weTouch.”

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