The Trust Score is created and improved by linking to Facebook and Linked In profiles, as well as uploading copies of photo ID such as their passport, voter I-cards, employment verification, and .The app also rejects any user whose Facebook profile status mentions “married,” to ensure only singles are using the platform.Two different respondents, both Muslim and married, wrote that those who use apps are not serious or honest.
Cultural acceptance towards modern-day dating and the apps that accompany it falls along a spectrum. In places like India, urbanization and increasing use of technology are catalyzing new social and romantic trends.
And in Saudi Arabia, companies like Whos Here are trying to tap into a new market that the society doesn’t seem set up for.
User quizzes on values and adaptability allow the app to leverage what they call “psychometric profiling” to determine compatibility.
Truly Madly’s average user age is 23, and India’s top 10 cities account for around 70 percent of their total user base.
Her reputation and marriage prospects could be out the window.
As for men, they are forbidden from approaching women they don’t know.
According to Shirin Rai Gupta, a company employee and PR representative, Truly Madly rejects about 12 percent of the profile photos uploaded each day.
Keeping out imposters and married men seems to be the main problem and priority.
One respondent, 33 and married, who has lived her whole life in the country, wrote that dating is not allowed; she does not know anyone using any such apps or websites.
Another, a 29 year-old British expat who is Christian, married and has lived in Saudi Arabia for two years, says that she and her husband had to sneak around.
Kuwait’s divorce rate is about 50 percent, there are many more women in the workforce, and Kuwaiti women are now marrying foreign men—something that was completely unheard of 10 years ago.