Tinder vs TrulyMadly: Indians prefer to right-swipe over a 'like'?
Right from the dawn of the internet era there have been a number of ways to meet people online like Orkut, Facebook, Myspace, Match.com and eHarmony. In a country that is quickly proclaiming its love for instant relationships, we find a slow brewing cold war between dating apps—Tinder and TrulyMadly.
So near yet so far
Tinder, being a global app, has over 100 million downloads as against TrulyMadly’s half a million downloads in India on Google’s Android Play Store.
But this is hardly a yardstick to measure their dates on. The latest Tinder ad has the masses asking the app to leave Indian traditions out of their dating lives.
TrulyMadly has you singing to the catchy jingle of eeni meeni miini moh where the fun of boy browsing is advocated.
TrulyMadly provides ladies the ability to share their probable matches’ profiles with other female friends. True to its advertisement TrulyMadly does let you do all the ‘boy browsing’ that you’ve wanted with your girlfriends.
There are some who may find this sort of an advantage, but others who belong to the old school of thought like it better when the man takes the first step of showing attraction.
Tinder’s feature of providing the option of ‘Super like’ thrives to give you that flattering sense of self image that may just make you want to initiate conversation with a stranger.
TrulyMadly commemorates its app on being ‘Super safe’ in its app description but users find the procedure tedious and lengthy.
Tinder only requires you to download and uses your Facebook profile for its validation process.
Other than that you only have to worry about how far you want to go to find love based on the location or age providing you with a filtered search.
The choice of not disclosing your location is also covered by Tinder plus which is not a free download like Tinder. It comes with a monthly subscription of Rs 612.89 and a yearly subscription at Rs 290.82.