But how much will cultural differences determine how it’s used?Sophea* – a sassy 19-year-old who dresses and talks like a New York law student – is one of the few Cambodians who have taken to using Tinder, the infamous smartphone app which, according to a recent article in the US magazine Vanity Fair, has caused a “dating apocalypse” in the West.Nettsiden du vil besøke er for øyeblikket ikke tilgjengelig.Dette kan komme av at siden er under utvikling, vedlikehold utføres eller at siden av en anledning er stengt.The app’s creators, Mobimedia, say that while the functionality of Matchstix is almost identical to Tinder – matching users who “swipe right” on each other – a key difference is that it’s not being marketed as a way to “hook up” or even primarily to find romance.“Matchstix’s position in the market is about meeting new friends and perhaps groups of new friends, etc,” said Matchstix general manager Keeyan Admana via email.Domain owner, please see your contact address (email) or contact [email protected] more information.
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“The only Cambodians who use it have really been influenced by Westerners like me.” Too much of a good thing?
Tinder – the first smartphone dating app to use a “swipe” gesture to accept or reject potential matches based on little more than a photograph – was first launched in 2014.
“It’s changing so much about the way we act both romantically and sexually,” Justin Garcia, a research scientist at Indiana University’s Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction, told Vanity Fair.
“It is unprecedented from an evolutionary standpoint.” The magazine also quoted Christopher Ryan, one of the co-authors of Sex at Dawn, a book about human beings being naturally polyamorous, who said that he was troubled by behaviour caused by dating apps like Tinder.Using the app, she’s made some friends, both male and female, had a few flings and even met someone with who she’s now been dating for a few months.