or better or worse, the advent of dating apps has changed how we make relationships in the modern world.
As opposed to online dating sites of the past, which required long profiles and monthly fees to create ideal matches – not to mention old fashioned, real-life connections – current-day applications can be downloaded from smartphones in seconds and at no charge, immediately presenting users with a stack of potential matches, based simply on their proximity.
Sokonitha Sok, 20, a Matchstix promoter, says the app allows her peers to chat with those they’re interested in, without having to challenge cultural norms by approaching them directly. Women often face misogyny (see #Bye Felipe for the most shocking examples). Claire recalls coming across a couple seeking a third person for “erotic adventures” while travelling. By design, dating apps can also scream superficiality, as users are judged by a handful of photographs alone.
However, many contend this simulates real life more than we’re willing to admit.
Position-Shift allows people to shift their public geolocation to protect their privacy and security while on a smart-phone or social network.
It enables mobile users to choose who knows where they are and when, giving them full control of their desired privacy.
Tinder holds appeal within Phnom Penh’s expat scene for a variety of reasons.
Luckily, through them, a surprising number of users seem to have found whatever it is they’re seeking.While it has a similar interface to Tinder, the dating app is a more “innocent application,” akin to Whatsapp, says marketing and operations manager, Klara Grintal.