Maslow’s hierarchy of needs and conventional wisdom both suggest that love is a fundamental human need. A survey conducted in 2013 found that 77% of people considered it “very important” to have their smartphones with them at all times.Most people meet their significant others through their social circles or work/school functions. In the search for a potential date, more and more people are switching to less traditional methods. With the rise and rise of apps like Tinder (and the various copycat models) who could blame them."This is discrimination against us lesbians," wrote one user on Weibo."Not being able to open it feels like being jilted," wrote another.The vast majority of people using dating sites are sincere and honest in the information they provide and in their reasons for joining.
Over 40 million Americans have given online dating a try, and over a of the American couples married between 20 met online.
BEIJING — A popular Chinese dating app for lesbians has been shut down, along with its website and main social media account, just as the gay community celebrates Taiwan's decision giving same-sex couples the right to marry, a first for Asia.
The app, Rela, set up in 2012, has around 5 million registered users, a cached version of its entry on Apple's i Tunes site shows.
"Rela has always been with you and please await its return!
" it added, but gave no details of why it was suspending service.