This dating app’s been designed for Asian singles – CNBC

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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.

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.

The app also has a offline date-guarantee program for premium subscribers. In the event that the member does not manage to score an actual date after three months of following the program’s guidelines, Paktor will provide the member with a further three months of subscription for free.

Even so, Paktor might not be for everyone.

Serial dating-app user, Matthew Ali (not his real name),shared that he has not gotten much luck on Paktor and prefers Tinder.

“In some ways, I find Paktor a bit kitschy and childish,” said Ali in a CNBC interview.

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