Online dating in kenya

The main obstacle has been that while the cost of internet connectivity has been steadily declining, the cost of owning a personal computer has remained relatively high, keeping non-essential computer use out of reach for most. An estimated 80% of internet users in Africa connect through their mobile phones.

The Communications Commission of Kenya counted 16.2 million internet users and 4.3 million smartphone owners in the country by the end of 2013.

It serves a purpose if all you want to do is hook up [for sex] but not for anything else”.

Anthony agreed; “Online dating makes it easier to approach people, but you have to meet a genuine person.

In today’s social muddle, will Kenyans jump on the bandwagon?

Launched in 2012, Tinder has quickly outpaced rivals to establish itself as the most talked about, if not most used, dating site in the world. Users create a profile, usually linked to their Facebook account, using some basic information on their preferences and their location.

Their profile then joins the millions of others that users matching those preferences can browse.

Tinder’s global success rests on its platform – a geolocated app optimised for smartphones.

Dating is a major way people in Western societies meet their life partners, and for almost as long as there has been the internet at home, there have been sites specialising in facilitating it.

In a world in which people want to take studio quality photographs without ever taking a class, it makes sense that they would try to find an approach to dating that eliminates the time lag between “is s/he interested? ” But can such sites gain popularity in Kenya, where most of the population still do not have access to the internet? Online dating sites like e-Harmony or Ok Cupid, which enjoy enormous popularity in other parts of the world, barely register in Kenya, even though the basic versions are free to use.

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