Hong Kong’s lonely hearts are among the world’s most desperate to find love, according to data from a popular US dating app, showing that users in the city are using it more often than people in any other place in the world.According to Coffee Meets Bagel, which claims to help singles look for meaningful relationships rather than one-night stands, 66 per cent of Hongkongers who have downloaded the app log on every day. The smartphone app, started four years ago and claiming to have made up to 2.5 billion introductions worldwide since then, expanded to Hong Kong in March last year.According to police data, there were 28 internet scams targeting single women in the first three months of this year, compared to 9 cases in the same period in 2015.The money involved in the cases in the first quarter totaled HK.23 million.Similar apps include the Singapore-based Paktor; Bumble, in which only women can start the conversation; Hinge, which is based on mutual friends; and Happn, which connects those who pass by each other in person.New study finds passion is missing from a quarter of Hong Kong marriages Meanwhile, Grindr and Blendr are for people looking for hook-ups.The girl, who bears the surname So, informed the police that she had been in touch online with a person who claimed to be a male professional.After getting connected through a dating app called i Around, the man said he was interested in a serious relationship with her.
He told her he had invested in a “major development project”, but he was in financial difficulties and needed money urgently.
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Kang attributed that to the city’s dense population.
Still, as with all tech trends, the mechanisms of online romance are constantly changing: meeting a lover on OKCupid seems as outdated today as making a friend on My Space. With some help from our serial-dating friends, we check out the latest generation of dating apps and see what all the fuss is about.
Grouvly is the Hong Kong-based version of a dating app model that, with apps like Grouply, has proved extremely popular in the West.
But by August, after she had made the deposits, the man stopped returning her messages.