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From heartbreak to Paktor, and how the mobile dating app craze is sweeping across Asia

From heartbreak to Paktor, and how the mobile dating app craze is sweeping across Asia

From heartbreak to Paktor, and how the mobile dating app craze is sweeping across Asia July 25, 2013 by Terence LEE Singaporean Joseph Phua turned single after a long-term relationship, but found it tough going when he began dating again. Not that he lacks confidence, but his experience on matchmaking websites, which he tried on the advice of friends, yielded little. Putting up a profile takes a lot of effort, and the matching process takes forever — sometimes up to three months. There wasn’t any instant gratification either. On the bright side, the experiences gave him a startup idea. While dating websites were unsatisfactory, he found mobile dating apps like OkCupid far more promising. But none of these apps are hitting the nail on the head. So he decided to give it a go. In May this year, he convinced Christopher D’Cruz , a fellow MBA student at the University of Chicag...

Full article: http://sgentrepreneurs.com/2013/07/25/paktor/

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