With over 15 million members, they're considered the world's largest subscription-based, online dating site.
Their mobile app is a service for paid subscribers on more platforms than any other app.
According to Paktor's Phua, his findings show that Asians prefer to first meet fellow users in groups, rather than a more intimate one-on-one date.A feature on Paktor are the group chats based on common interests or careers, which Phua said helps to foster a more comfortable and genuine connection between "like-minded people." The app also has several language settings including Tagalog, Korea, Thai, Japanese, Melayu and Bahasa Indonesia.Even celebrities have chimed in on the popularity of these apps."Today, if you own a smartphone, you're carrying a 24-7 singles bar in your pocket," wrote American actor and comedian Aziz Ansari in an essay for Time Magazine.Match reports that more than 40 percent of user logins come from their mobile apps.
Users need to sign up for Match on their web-based service, and then download the app for their mobile phones.Phua founded Paktor after he was dumped from an eight-year long relationship, and decided to take matters directly into his own hands.He said that mobile dating benefits users by helping them meet people from a larger network which "increases the chances of connecting with meeting that special someone." "You can also initiate conversation with more people in a shorter period of time [rather than] physically meeting all these people," added Phua.If you're a member of one of these online dating sites, you can date on-the-go as you take advantage of their mobile apps, many of which have additional features than are found on their web-based versions.Match was launched in 1995, and is available in 24 countries around the world in 15 different languages."You get notifications about people you've swiped right (liked) getting gifts, and asking if you'd like to buy her a gift as well, this turns it into a competition which is childish," said Ali.