Of course, finding love is big business: many think Tinder will reach a US$1 billion valuation this year, and the Chinese equivalent has already broken US$3 billion.
Still, as with all tech trends, the mechanisms of online romance are constantly changing: meeting a lover on OKCupid seems as outdated today as making a friend on My Space. With some help from our serial-dating friends, we check out the latest generation of dating apps and see what all the fuss is about.
My husband and I first met in 1974 and were friends for six years before we started to see each other romantically in the fall of 1980. I think we both valued our friendship and liked one another so much that we did not want to screw it up for something temporary and stupid. But when we finally did, it was amazing, like no kiss I'd ever experienced before.
It felt like a homecoming, as if this was just how things were supposed to be.
The Singapore-based company - paktor is Hokkien for going on a date - has added a few features that distinguish the app from its most obvious competitor: you can apply filters for height, job and education etc. The company that runs Paktor also has a bespoke dating service called Gai Gai, with a focus on Southeast Asia, so you can get right to a match.