There is a significant gender disparity on India’s online dating platforms that put the men at a massive disadvantage.
A recent study conducted by local dating app Woo has revealed that there are about three men for every woman on dating apps in India.
Based on Woo’s survey of 20,000 urban Indians, only 26% of their users are female, reports Quartz.
The figure is significantly smaller than in the United States, where over 40% of the user base of major dating apps such as Tinder and Bumble are women.
The wide discrepancy has become the main complaint of men who are annoyed with not having enough profiles to “match” or “like.”
As for the few female users, their main gripe is “being bombarded with attention” from too many guys. Out of fear of being harassed, 70% of female users revealed that they are apprehensive about sharing their personal information on the dating platforms, the report revealed.
It is worth noting, however, that while dating platforms are commonly used for hookups in Western countries, it is quite different in India, where users have more serious intentions.
According to Woo’s report, Indians mainly join a dating app to find a “meaningful relationship.” Others stated that they wanted to meet new people after moving to a new city.
The survey also revealed that an average Indian user spends about 45 minutes on dating apps daily.
“Men usually spend more time on dating apps when compared to women, since they tend to chat with multiple women at a time. However women limit their conversations to two to three men only at any given point of time,” the report noted.
Feature Image via YouTube / Woo App